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Grassfire in Borden County 80% Contained

Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service
Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service
Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service
Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service
Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service Courtesy of Jan Amen, Texas Forest Service

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BORDEN COUNTY - The Texas Forest Service and firefighters in Borden County are still working to get a major grassfire under control.

They tell us the fire is 80 percent contained at this time.

So far, more than 15,000 acres have burned measuring almost 10-miles long.

The Forest Service says this fire was started by a blown transformer Monday afternoon.

We're told two structures were in the path of the flames, but firefighters were able to save both of them.

The only injury reported, a rancher with burns to his hands and feet.

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