Fire crews battle large wildfire near Dickens - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fire crews battle large wildfire near Dickens

Firefighters from across the South Plains are fighting a large wildfire in Dickens County. Crews say a lightening strike started the fire on Friday and it flared back up on Saturday.

The fire is about eight miles east of Dickens, and smoke could be seen for miles. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office has deployed its mobile command unit. It will be staged at 6666 Ranch. Emergency management crews requested a rehabilitation team from West Carlisle and resources from the Salvation Army.

Nearly 200 firefighters are on the scene. A specific list of all the crews was not available. Authorities estimate 30,000 acres have burned so far.

The low humidity and high temperatures are expected to cause problems for crews on Sunday. State fire teams predict high fire dangers will exist for the next four days.

There have been no road closures and no homes threatened.

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