Local Wildfire
4:54 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Fire near Wolfe City covers 40 acres north of reservoirs

WOLFE CITY - As first reported by the Herald Banner Tuesday afternoon, the Wolfe City fire department was battling a huge blaze near County Roads 4901 and 4918.

Update at 5:30 p.m.: Fires located in Fannin County. Volunteer fire crews from the county also receiving assistance from Hunt County and Wolfe City. Fires contained and expected to be put out shortly.

Update at 5:20 p.m.: The fire, roughly 40 acres in size, was reportedly being fueled by dozens of bales of hay. Hunt County Fire Marshall Richard Hill tells KETR the fires have been contained and crews were close to extinguishing completely. No structures were being threatened and no major damage reported.

Another grass fire that erupted earlier Tuesday along CR 3214 near Lone Oak burned roughly 10 acres and took seven area departments to extinguish. It is believed the result of an unattended trash fire that got out of control, according to Hill. 

"When somebody starts a trash fire and then goes to town or goes in the house to watch television, that's exactly how something like this can start."

Citizens in unincorporated Texas are also reminded that even if the county in which you live is not under a burn ban, you're prohibited from burning when there are high winds.