Comanche County Wildfire 100% Contained

Published 07/29 2012 12:17AM

Updated 07/29 2012 12:19AM

After raging for three days, crews have finally contained a massive wildfire North of the Red River.

And although that battle has been won, the blaze took a big toll on firefighters and thousands of acres of land.

Investigators say it literally sparked Wednesday morning, northwest of Indiahoma, after sparks from a passing train ignited nearby grass.

And flames quickly spread.

Officials say the fire scorched about 23,000 acres in Comanche County, Kiowa County and the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

It threatened nearly 100 homes and flames forced three families to evacuate their homes.

Battling the fire in scorching temperatures caused several firefighters to experience heat exhaustion.

Although the fire is contained, crews are patrolling the scene to make sure no flare-ups occur.

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