Canadian River Bottom Fire (Wildfire)

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Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) responded to a request for assistance in Roberts County from Canadian FD for a new start off Highway 60 between Miami and Canadian. The fire is burning actively, with long range spotting and rapid rates of spread during initial attack operations.  The fire is burning in a northeasterly direction, parallel to Highway 60 and moving to the south of the City of Canadian. The fire has crossed HWY 60 and 22 south of Canadian. Evacuation for rural residents south of Canadian is ongoing. Heavy equipment engaged immediately to construct containment line focusing on the right flank in preparation for the wind shift. Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) crews are working on structure protection. More crews and equipment from both TAMFS and TIFMAS have been requested to respond to this fire.

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