Brush Fire Near Abilene, Texas Contained

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ABILENE, TEXAS - A brush fire near Abilene, Texas has been contained, but not before it did plenty of damage in Jones County.

Fires that burned in Jones County on Thursday consumed 2,500 acres destroying six homes, five cabins, and 20 other buildings.

Thanks to the efforts of fire crews, more than 200 homes across Jones County especially in the City of Hawley were spared.

Another fire is burning along the Shackleford-Throckmorton County line.
Early estimates say 1,000 acres have burned so far.