Fire razes barn, chars 169 acres

Wildfire destroys barn, chars 169 acres
(Source: Josh Bardwell via Texas A&M Forest Service)
(Source: Josh Bardwell via Texas A&M Forest Service)

HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - A wildfire destroyed a barn and charred 169 acres.

But firefighters in East Texas were able to protect four residences from the flames, Texas A&M Forest Service reports.

The blaze burned Friday evening in the Rosborough Springs area south of Marshall in in Harrison County, Texas.

Firefighters from Harrison County emergency service districts 3 and 4, Nesbitt Volunteer Fire Department and Texas A&M Forest Service fought the fire.

East Texas fire departments are monitoring the wind, drought conditions and other factors ahead of Fourth of July celebrations.

The fire danger Sunday in East Texas was rated as moderate.

And no burn bans were in place in East Texas.

Likewise, the fire danger Southwest Arkansas and south-central Arkansas was moderate; and there were no burn bans in the area that includes Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette, Miller and Nevada counties.

There also were no burn bans in effect Sunday in Northwest Louisiana.

But the fire danger was considered high in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Red River and Webster parishes.

High fire danger means fires can be difficult to control if not caught quickly, particularly in areas where fuel for a fire in plentiful.

The fire dangers Sunday was moderate in the remainder of Northwest Louisiana.

Moderate danger means fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of starts is generally low.

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