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Update: Firefighters Say Sweetwater Fire Under Control

Our crew on the scene has spoken with the Texas A&M Forest Service and they have told us the fire at Lake Sweetwater is now fully contained.
2:12 p.m. Update

Our crew on the scene has spoken with the Texas A&M Forest Service and they have told us the fire at Lake Sweetwater is now fully contained.

However, firefighters fighting the fire estimate the fire is now around 70 to 100 percent contained.


12:56 p.m. Update

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire near Lake Sweetwater is now around 50 percent contained.


12:29 p.m. Update

According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the fire at Lake Sweetwater has consumed around 50 acres of land at this time, including two out buildings.

Three homes, however, have been saved from the flames.

So far, one firefighter was burned on the arm, causing a minor injury. No other injuries have been reported.
 
There is no word at this time on how much of the fire has been contained.

At this time, firefighters believe the fire may have been caused by a man mowing his lawn.


Original Story


Nolan County fire departments are busy fighting a brush fire near Lake Sweetwater near FM 2035.

Reports are coming in that several structures are being threatened by the blaze, though we do not know any specifics at this time.

Voluntary evacuations for those along FM 2035 have also been reported.

We are sending crew to the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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