Father's Day Fire in Cochran Co. burns 2000 acres - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Father's Day Fire in Cochran Co. burns 2000 acres

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Firefighters from across the region are in Cochran County fighting a grass fire that has burned nearly 2000 acres according to the Texas Forest Service.

It's not clear how the fire started, but it broke out Saturday afternoon about five miles Southwest of Whiteface.

Justin Musgraves with the Texas Forest Service said at one point the fire did threaten the town of Whiteface, but the winds shifted changing the path of the fire.

Crews from Levelland, Hockley County, Cochran County, Whiteface Volunteer Fire Department, West Carlisle, TxDOT, and the Texas Forest Service are battling the Father's Day Fire.

It's 30 percent contained and Musgraves expects crews will be able to put the fire out in a matter of hours.

The Salvation Army of Lubbock is on the scene and will serve dinner to 75 firefighters.

No word on how the fire started.

 

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