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Texas Wildfire Is 50 Percent Contained

JACKSONVILLE, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A 30-acre grass fire in central Texas was judged to be 50 percent contained early Tuesday after destroying 15 homes, the Texas forest service said.

Air tankers, a helicopter and firefighters with bulldozers and trucks battled the drought-fueled blaze that threatened 190 homes in a community 35 miles northwest of Austin, CNN reported.

Dubbed the Horsehoe Fire, the blaze broke out around noon Monday.

Officials told the Jacksonville (Texas) Daily Progress they believe it was ignited by a broken tree branch that struck a power line, sending sparks flying.

The flames engulfed a heavily wooded region which made containment difficult, firefighters said.

Eleven teams of firefighters from Anderson, Henderson and Cherokee counties, along with 22 firefighters from the Texas Forest Service, worked to contain the blaze.

Several oil wells were in the fire’s path.

It was the second wildfire in the area within a week.

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