Cochran County Fire Contained on Texas Side

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“206” Fire–Photo Courtesy:  Texas A&M Forest Service Facebook Page

A fire dubbed the 206 fire by the Texas A&M Forest Service appears to be contained on the Texas Side.  The Texas A&M Forest Service released information Friday stating that they along with other area fire departments had managed to contain the blaze on the Texas Side, it is still a very active blaze in New Mexico.  The fire started in New Mexico between Tatum, NM and Portales, NM early Thursday afternoon.  It crossed the Texas border into Cochran County around 6:00 pm last night.  Texas A&M Forest Service was called to assist in firefighting efforts in Texas and by 9:30 am Friday morning they had the fire controlled on the Texas side.  The New Mexico Forest Service continued to battle the blaze in New Mexico and was calling for assistance.  The blaze burned over 4,000 acres in Texas and covered an 60,000 acres total.

Levelland fire crews also responded to three fires Thursday afternoon.  One of those fires was near United Cotton Growers Gin on Chickadee road.  The department had 1 truck remain on the scene of that blaze until late Thursday evening.  2 trucks were called to Lamb County to battle a grass fire near Anton, they were on the scene until late Thursday night.  Thursday evening, three trucks were sent to Cochran county to battle a blaze near the intersection of 1585 and 1780.

The Levelland Fire department advised Friday afternoon that all fires were 100% contained at that time.

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