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Big Texas Wildfire 95% Contained; RV Park Saved

April 5, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The large grass fire that threatened homes and hundreds of RVs near Justiceburg, Texas, in southeast Garza County on Sunday (April 3) was 95% contained by Monday afternoon, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.

The Texas Forest Service reported the burned a total of 6,000 acres about 18 miles south of Post in West Texas, threatened 20 homes and scorched land surrounding an unnamed RV park containing a reported 400 RVs west of Denver City, said Justin Musgraves, Lubbock regional fire coordinator with the forest service. All of the threatened structures were saved.

Visibility was at zero percent Sunday evening along the 15-mile stretch of highway southeast of Post, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad sustained some damage and was closed.

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