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Crews save Hale Center homes from wildfire

HALE CENTER, TX (KCBD) - Wednesday afternoon, fire crews saved three homes in Hale County from a wildfire that burned across nearly 200 acres.  The Texas Forest Service (TFS) reports that someone burning trash ignited the blaze along F.M. 1914 just east of Hale Center.

Flames came just feet away from Chris Cummings' house. Cummings tell KCBD that he's thankful for volunteer fire departments and close friends.  

"I guess there were five different groups here, and we appreciate them responding as quickly as they did, and it makes me appreciate friends. I had one that stopped and got a water hose and stopped my backyard and fence from burning up," Cummings said. 

Cummings says flames were shooting up to 30-feet in the air.  TFS reports that two sheds were destroyed in the fire.  TFS, along with firefighters out of Abernathy, Floydada, Hale Center, Halfway, and Petersburg responded.

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