Declaration of disaster issued for Wichita County, Electra fires

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WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom announced a declaration of disaster due to fires in the Electra area.

Fire departments within a 120-mile radius have been called to respond to two uncontained grassfires in Electra.

The Texas A&M Forest Service announced in a tweet at 3:03 p.m. that they were assisting on the fire near Electra.

Electra ISD, residents along Highway 25, and around Business 287 and Valley Drive were called to evacuate the area.

Read the full declaration below:

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