UMC sends help as fire in panhandle continues to burn - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

UMC sends help as fire in panhandle continues to burn

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service, Twitter Source: Texas A&M Forest Service, Twitter
CLAUDE, TX (KCBD) -

Eight paramedics from Lubbock's University Medical Center have been sent to Armstrong County southeast of Amarillo to assist during mandatory evacuations due to a wildfire.

The fire in the area, now dubbed the Mallard Fire, has been burning since Tuesday, according to the Incident Information System website. As of Sunday, the fire was only 15 percent contained and burned more than 60,000 acres of land.

UMC's paramedics were sent to a nursing home and assisted living center in Claude to help evacuate 75 patients. 

So far four small helicopters, five single-engine air tankers, 31 fire engines, six bulldozers and a total of 277 people have dispatched to help with the fire. It was also reported the fire grew by an estimated 13,000 acres between Friday and Saturday and is being fueled mostly by cedar, mesquite and grass. 

Officials with UMC believe the fire could be fully contained within the next two days. 

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information changes.

RELATED STORY: Fire in Armstrong County grows overnight, other area fires still burning

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

    Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after fatal crash

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:43:18 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:34:54 GMT
    Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
    Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)

    Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.

    Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.

  • Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:32:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:34:09 GMT
    The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based...

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

  • North Korea demolishes nuclear site ahead of Trump summit

    North Korea demolishes nuclear site ahead of Trump summit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:32:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:33:54 GMT
    Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

Powered by Frankly