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Potter County firefighters tackle blaze along Canadian River

Potter County is fighting a fire at the Canadian River Bridge and U.S. 287. (Photo Courtesy: ABC 7 Amarillo-Steve Douglass)

UPDATE: 6:54 p.m.

The Canadian River Fire is 75 percent contained at 1,500 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Crews have completed line construction around the fire.


UPDATE: 4:59 p.m.

Forward progress has been stopped at 1,500 acres, 25 percent containment, according to reports from the Texas A&M Forest Service.


UPDATE: 4:39 p.m.

The Canadian River Fire in Potter County is currently estimated at 1,500 acres and is 25 percent contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.


UPDATE: 2:33 p.m.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Canadian River Fire is being estimated at 150 acres with 20 percent containment. Local and TFS crews are reporting good progress.


Update at 1:59 p.m. from Texas Forest Service:

Canadian River Fire in Potter County is estimated at 20 acres. Single-engine air tankers have been ordered out of Amarillo.


Update at 1:50 p.m. from Texas Forest Service:

Texas Forest Service is responding to a request for assistance on a wildfire in Potter County.

Update at 1:42 p.m. from Amarillo Fire Department:

AFD is sending two grass rigs and one command vehicle to assist on a large grass fire near U.S. 287 & the Candian River.


Potter County Fire Capt. Richard Lake has confirmed his crew is fighting a fire on both sides of U.S. 287 at the Canadian River.

ABC 7 Amarillo will have details as they develop.

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