UPDATE: Hwy. 84 near Muleshoe reopened, wildfire contained - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

UPDATE: Hwy. 84 near Muleshoe reopened, wildfire contained

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Source: Sage Gallaway Source: Sage Gallaway

According to Muleshoe police chief Brian Frieda, U.S. 84 between Muleshoe and Sudan has been reopened to traffic after being closed Tuesday due to flames and smoke from a wildfire.

The fire was so dense that it showed up on Super Doppler HD-3 around 6:45 p.m.  The weather service reported that the fire re-ignited Tuesday after lightning sparked a blaze Monday night. The Texas Forest Service has been called in to assist.

The fire is currently 100% contained. 

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