State wildfires create hazy conditions in Central Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


State wildfires create hazy conditions in Central Texas

Fort Hood Range Control has been working to contain fires in a number of places, some considered to be rough terrain.

Fire crews thought they had contained the fire on Wednesday but on Thursday high winds again ignited the fire. Overnight, the fires lit up the skies as crews worked to contain the brush fires. Fortunately, no homes are threatened but about 5,000 acres have burned.

Meanwhile, there is visible evidence in the skies above Austin of the wildfires burning across in the state. The Texas Forest Service said there were fires burning Thursday night in parts of Hamilton, San Saba, Brown, Jones, Palo Pinto, Hood and Cooke Counties.

Smoke from those wildfires made for a hazy day in Central Texas. Even though the fires are hundreds of miles away, the haze nearly covered up the city's skyline.

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