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Comanche County Fire 90 Percent Contained

Residents and Fire crew excited to hear that the Comanche Fires are currently 90 percent contained.

Nine thousand acres, that's the new estimate of the burned land at a wild fire in Comanche county.

The fire is located just Northwest of Indiahoma.

Officials say the fire began Wednesday morning when a train passing through sparked, catching tall grass nearby on fire.

Currently the fire is 90 percent contained but officials say getting to that point was no easy task.

Firefighters have been working for just over 24 hours to put out the flames of a Camanche County fire.

And while most of the fire is now contained, fire crews say what they dealt with to get there wasn't easy.

"If you can imagine triple degree heat and what that does to the body and sitting next to flames and actually fighting," Comanche County Public Information Officer said.

About twenty crews from around the area came to help to fight the flames.

Today the most threatening fires burned in the Wichita Mountains.

Crews say it was the location of those fires which made fighting them a struggle.

"It's a lot of waiting. A lot of down time. It's hard on us, because you are out here in the middle of the night, your sleepy, your tired, that's the hardest part about it," Josh Kraft, a Paoli Firefighter said.

About 100 homes were threatened by the fire three of those families had to leave.

Mark Harris, was one of them.

"The only thing I could think of was grab all my kids clothes and just... and then I saw these four big things of water and I threw them in the car and we left," he said.

Today he was allowed back home.

The only damage he could find was his wooden fence, burned to the ground.

Just like Harris, firefighters say they hope to be home this evening too.

After keeping the flames off the homes in the danger zone.

Officials say today's weather with lots of cloud coverage and cooler temperatures helped their efforts in fighting the fires tremendously.


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