MARYNEAL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Crews are battling a large fire in Nolan County.
According to a Facebook post by the Sweetwater Fire Department, seven different departments are fighting the fire just off of 608 near Highway 70.
The Texas A&M Forest Service Air tankers are on scene, as are Maryneal VFD, Nolan VFD, Roscoe VFD, Blackwell VFD, Lake Sweetwater VFD, and the Sweetwater Fire Department, according to the post.
Officials at the scene say the blaze began around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon and was caused by a downed electrical line.
Sweetwater FD says they may be out there for a while, as the fire covers 200 acres, but that bulldozers have made a good line around it, and they’re doing their best to hold it.
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*video courtesy of Sweetwater Fire Department