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UPDATE: Wind-driven fire growing in Big Spring, homes evacuated

Wind-driven fire in Big spring has caused evacuations (Source: KWES) Wind-driven fire in Big spring has caused evacuations (Source: KWES)
BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

UPDATE: 

The danger from a flare up fires in Howard County has subsided.

The Craig road fire which scorched over 400 acres is 8% contained as of 9:44 p.m with only hot spots remaining.

The Chief of the Hoard County volunteer fire department expects the fire to be extinguished by the end of the night.

Officials say at least one house with residents burned down, along with several other smaller structures.   

Today's other large fire which broke out around Neill road scorched 200 acres but was extinguished by 7:00 p.m.

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries in either fire.

The cause of both fires remains under investigation.

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A wind-driven fire is continuing to grow in Big Spring as home evacuations have started. 

The fire started in the are of South 87 and Craig Road on Friday afternoon. 

The Glasscock, Howard County Volunteer and Big Spring fire departments are already working to control the flames. The Texas A&M Forest Service is on the way to assist with three bulldozers and tankers. 

A barn and two homes have burned and It's estimated about 50 homes are in the danger area. 

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire is 85 percent contained. 

Another fire in Howard County has is 100 percent contained, crews from there are heading to the Craig Road fire to assist. 

Power is being shut down in the Tubbs Edition and will affect about 1,200 residents. No injuries are reported at the time.

We will continue to update this story as it develops. 

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