Matador fire forces evacuations, school closure Monday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Matador fire forces evacuations, school closure Monday

Cell phone images by Sage Gallaway Cell phone images by Sage Gallaway

By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX - Wildfires that substantially damaged the community of Matador, northeast of Lubbock, are expected to burn Sunday night through Monday morning in Motley County.  As of early Sunday evening that particular fire was not even partially contained. 

Officials decided to cancel school in Matador for Monday.

On Sunday fires were reported in the following locations in the greater Lubbock area:

  • 7 Miles S of Seagraves (Gaines County)
  • Sundown area (Hockley County)
  • Levelland (Hockley County)
  • SW Lubbock County
  • Western Yoakum County
  • West of Hale Center (Hale County)
  • Matador (Motley County)
  • East Afton (Dickens County)
  • 4 miles East of Post (Garza County)
  • Near community of Ira (Scurry County)
  • Lamb County (Near HWY 70 and 303 west of the community of Earth)
  • Near Friona (Parmer County)
  • Muleshoe – 2miles south of town (Bailey County)
  • Spur (Dickens County)
  • 3 miles from Roaring Springs (Motley County)
  • West of Ira (Scurry County)
  • Between Ira and Dunn (Scurry County)
  • Near Aspermont (Stonewall County)

According to KFDA television in Amarillo, there were several areas in the Texas Panhandle under mandatory evacuations:

  • Willow Creek area: Mesilla Park El Rancho
  • and Webb Road neighborhoods
  • North of the Loop and East of Eastern
  • Lake Tanglewood
  • Palisades
  • S.E Borger - Keeler Heights and Gracelannd Sub Divisions
  • Carson County -  North of HWY 60, West of Panhandle
  • River Falls Area
  • Richmond Acres
  • Hutchinson County evacuations - Crutch Ranch , Tex Roy Spring Creek, Graceland East
  • Canyon Country Club
  • Pleasant Valley

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