80
      Friday
      93 / 67
      Saturday
      90 / 67
      Sunday
      93 / 69

      UPDATE: Park officials evacuate visitors due to fire

      Amarillo, Canyon, Randall and State Park firefighters were on the scene of a wildfire at Palo Duro Canyon.

      UPDATE: There are currently four different fire departments on the scene of a wild fire in Palo Duro Canyon.

      Randall County Sheriff??s Department Spokesperson Danny Alexander said, officials are still unsure how the fire started.

      As of 7 p.m. he said, the fire consumed nine acres of the canyon, and zero percent had been contained.

      "They are calling it a slow burn because there's no wind," Alexander said. "We're very lucky, right now they're trying to surround it with fire-lines because of the lack of water."

      State park officials said the location of the fire is where they consider the equestrian south-end of the park. Two camp sites and four cabins were evacuated.

      "We just don't know if there's a wind shift that fire could move back into the areas that are populated," Alexander said. "Fire crews are down there with fire lines right now but I don't even know if they can get water to it because it's such a tough terrain."

      Alexander said, crews will remain on scene throughout the night before tomorrow??s high winds.

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      According to the Randall County Sheriff's Office, Palo Duro Canyon is currently being evacuated due to a fire in the canyon. The Sheriff's Office has deployed the command vehicle as well to assist.

      Pronews 7 will keep you informed as details unfold.