Crews make headway against Swenson wildfire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Crews make headway against Swenson wildfire

Fire Department volunteer Lance Morgan fights a wildfire in Texas (Photo: AP) Fire Department volunteer Lance Morgan fights a wildfire in Texas (Photo: AP)

DALLAS, TX (AP) - A forest service official says firefighters are making headway against a northern Texas blaze that has burned about 110 square miles of parched rolling prairie.

Texas Forest Service spokesman Alan Craft said Monday that crews battling the fire started by a welder's torch Wednesday near Swenson put in containment lines and that the blaze is 50% contained. Swenson is 175 miles west of Fort Worth.

That fire hasn't destroyed any homes. But a wildfire in West Texas that has burned 94 square miles of Jeff Davis County and destroyed 40 homes in Fort Davis continues to burn. Fire officials say that fire wasn't threatening any more homes as of Monday morning.

Wildfires have burned about 400 square miles of land throughout the state.

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