EASTLAND COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A large grass fire is burning near Ranger Hill in Eastland County.

The Texas A&M Forest Service confirms the Hill Fire has burned at least 397 acres near the town of Strawn. It was 75% contained as of 8:45 p.m. Friday.

Strawn officials say power lines that feed the City are threatened, and if they are burned, the City will lose power. However, New Mexico Power has equipment at the scene to protect the lines.

Courtesy of Keri Black

Highway 16 between I-20 and Strawn is closed due to fire. Access to I-20 will be via Mingus and Thurber or FM-207 to Ranger.

The Strawn Fire Chief shared that crews from various agencies will stay until 9:00 p.m. to watch for hot spots, and then control will be released to Strawn VFD. The department will have crews watching for hot spots throughout the night.