Firefight Spans 12 Hours, Four Counties In Texas And Oklahoma

Photos by Morse Burroughs

A wild fire that broke out early Tuesday afternoon along US 60 about 6 miles west of Higgins burned nearly 30,000 acres of grassland in Lipscomb and Hemphill counties—and across the Oklahoma state line in Ellis and Roger Mills counties—before firefighters managed to stop its wind-fueled advance on the north side of the Canadian River about twelve hours later.

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