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Multiple fire departments on scene of large wildfire in Fisher County

At last update the fire was still very active, but crews were making progress.
Credit: Roscoe VFD via Facebook



At 5:11 a.m., the Roscoe Fire Department paged for mutual aid on a working residential structure. This occurred in the 2200 block of Chester St. 

At 7:32 a.m., all units are in service from the fire on Chester St. The Roscoe Fire team arrived on the scene to help Sweetwater with the fire. Their engine and tanker were sent to the fire to help out. The house was a total loss. 

Posted by Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, January 15, 2022

According to the Roby Volunteer Fire Department, the fire stopped before it can reach FM 419 and the total acreage of the fire was 776 acres. 

Original Story: 

Multiple fire departments are on scene of a large wildfire off 431 and FM 57, in Fisher County, according to the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department.

The department first posted about the fire around 6:47 p.m., when they called for assistance from other crews. By 7:47 p.m. Roscoe was reporting that crews from Roby, Rotan, Lake Sweetwater and Snyder had joined them in fighting the fire.

At 8:56 p.m. Roscoe posted that they heard the Texas A&M Forest Service had deployed two Texas Infrastructure Fire Mutual Aid System strike teams to assist the departments.

At 10:10 p.m., RVFD updated again to say the fire had crossed a county road and was headed south.

At last update crews were making progress on the fire, but it was still very active.

This is all the information we currently have on the situation. We will update this story as more details become available.