Grass fire in Hartley County completely contained


    Grass fire just outside the city limits of Channing. (ABC 7 Amarillo - SkyCam)

    UPDATE: Sunday, Feb. 17 - 3:45 p.m.

    According to the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System, the Channing Fire is 100-percent contained.

    The fire covered 7,526.4 acres.

    UPDATE: Sunday, Feb. 17 - 10:30 a.m.

    The Texas Wildfire Incident Response System reports the fire at 85-percent containment.

    The fire has covered 6,000 acres and spread southeast towards Moore County.

    Both highways have been reopened.

    ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, Feb. 16

    Crews are working to put out a large grass fire in Hartley County.

    The fire is heading southeast towards Highway 287. Highway 385 is shutdown and highway 354 is shutdown from Channing to Dumas.

    According to officials, no structures have been lost or are being threatened. Right now the fire is all in ranch land.

    Winds at our SchoolNet site at Channing High School are sustained 25-to-35-miles-per-hour with gusts up to 50-miles-per-hour.

    A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Feb. 16, for Dallam, Hartley, Deaf Smith, and Oldham Counties.

    Video courtesy of the Hartley County Sheriff's Office. Look from HWY 385.

    View of the fire from HWY 354. Video courtesy of the Hartley County Sheriff's Office.

    View of the fire from the south edge of Channing. Video courtesy of the Hartley County Sheriff's Office.

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