hollywood fire Crews battling wildfire in Randall County
Several area crews and first responders, including the Randall County Fire Department, Potter County Fire Rescue and Texas A&M Forest Service, responded to an active wildfire Thursday in Randall County near Hollywood Road, south of Bushland.
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the “Hollywood” fire is estimated to be 166 acres and is 70% contained. An alert sent out by the city of Amarillo states that those who evacuated the area will be able to return home at 5 p.m.
‘Hollywood’ Fire: 166 acres, 70% contained
Officials from the Texas A&M Forest Service said the “Hollywood” fire remains at 166 acres and is 70% contained. Officials said various agricultural equipment was lost in the fire. Officials also said that 38 homes and 61 outbuildings were rescued.
Officials from the Texas A&M Forest Service told MyHighPlains.com that the conditions for the “Hollywood” fire have decreased dramatically. But due to the current weather conditions, crews will continue to work to stop and contain the fire. The 175-acre fire continued to be reported with 45% contained.
Evacuations have taken place for those in an area bounded by Blessen Road, Hill Road and Farmers to the north and one mile south of 2186 (Hollywood) to the south, according to the Amarillo District Office of Emergency Management.
The evacuees were able to return home at 5 p.m., the agency said, “a great job by all fire departments, including the Randall County Fire Department.”
Rescue Potter County Fires
Amarillo Fire Department
The Canyon Fire Department
And the village of Palisades FD
and the village of Lake Tanglewood FD
and Texas A&M Forest Service
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According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire is reported to be 45% contained. Reports still indicate that the fire is still burning on an area of 175 acres.
People were asked to avoid the area.