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The fire near Iowa Park has been 100% contained according to TAMFS.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 9:50 p.m.

As of 9:19 p.m. the Texas A&M Forest Service is reporting the Belcher Complex fire as being 900 acres big and 75% contained.

Reporters on scene have told Texoma’s Homepage that both directions of 287 are opening.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 4:02 p.m.

The Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department announced that the 367 fire, Harmony fire, and Burnett Ranch Road fire have all been contained.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 2:29 p.m.

The fire on Burnett Ranch Road fire was contained at 3:35 p.m., according to fire officials.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 2:29 p.m.

According to a Facebook post from the Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department, the fires are being managed and Iowa Park is safe. There are several agencies helping IPVFD fight the wildfires that broke out Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 2:01 p.m.

Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office are asking that residents please stay out of the 287 area of Iowa Park and Electra. US 287 is closed in Iowa Park and Electra and residents will not be able to get through. According to Melvin Joyner with the WCSO the fire is jumping the road and the area is hazardous.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 1:55 p.m.

The City of Iowa Park warns residents in Wagon Wheel, Yucca, Surrey Circle areas of the possibility of evacuations.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 1:47 p.m.

The Texas A&M Forrest Service has combined the Belcher Fire and Burnett Ranch Fire to manage as the Belcher Complex. They estimate the fire is 200 acres.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 1:29 p.m.

According to a Facebook post, Iowa Park High School has been evacuated due to uncontrolled wildfires in the area. The post did say that all other campuses will remain in session at this time.


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 15 at 1:16 p.m.

Texas A&M Forest Service tweeted that they are responding to fires in the area and that the fires are not contained.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Units are working on containing two separate wildfires located near Iowa Park in Wichita County.

The fires are located at Harmony Road and 287 and the other at Burnett Ranch Road and 287.

Officials are preparing to notify residents in the nearby area if they will need to evacuate, if necessary.

North and Southbound lanes on US 287 between Burnett Ranch Road and Johnson Road are closed.

This morning there were several smaller fires south of Iowa Park.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we gather more information.