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CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Fire departments and services are battling a large grassfire in northern Clay County on the historic Boddy Ranch.
UPDATE: 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The Long Creek Fire is now 90% contained, and the current size is estimated to be 215 acres.
Engines continued to mop up residual heat along the fire’s perimeter and will return in the morning to patrol the fire area and mop up any residual heat along the fire’s perimeter.
According to the NWCG, the fire is listed to have been started from a spark caused by fire equipment.
Clay County Judge Mike Campbell said the fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. at Prairie Flower and Macon Boddy Roads.
Campbell said crews with Henrietta, Byers, Petrolia, Jolly, Bellevue, Vashti and Waurika all responded to the fire.
UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022
According to the latest update from the NWCG, the Long Creek Fire has grown to 200 acres and is 50% contained.
Dozers finished constructing line along the fire’s perimeter at around 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the 150-acre Long Creek Fire has been 18% contained.
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group said that as of 4:44 p.m., 100 personnel were on scene, although it is likely more have arrived.
According to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, the fire, named the Long Creek Fire, began at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.
By 4 p.m. the fire had grown to about 150 acres with 0% containment.
The NWCG said the fire has a very high potential for growth and is burning in thick brush. Dozers are working to slow the forward progression of the fire to the north-northeast by constructing a line along the fire’s perimeter.
There is no current threat to structures as of 4:45 p.m.
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