Wildfire near Meridian now 80 percent contained: Texas A&M Forest Service

Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 11:31 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Texas (KWTX) - The Stanifer Branch Fire in Bosque county has torched about 160 acres and was 80 percent contained as of 7:30 a.m. on July 20.

Overnight, officials told KWTX Anchor Rissa Shaw the fire had not yet damaged any structures and no injuries had been reported.

Officials said it appeared the cause of the fire was likely “another road start,” which normally implies a tossed cigarette or dragging chains may have sparked the blaze.

The officials said this is “very frustrating” because both are “100 percent preventable.”

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