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Erath and Hood County’s “Big L” Wildfire 85% Contained – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The “Big L” fire in Erath and Hood County, at an estimated 10,177 acres, is 85% contained, the Texas A&M Forest Service reported Tuesday.

One of many wildfires from last weekend, the “Big L” grew at a rapid pace since Sunday. Due in part to rain from yesterday and efforts by firefighters,

Previous evacuation orders have been lifted and officials are still in the area to contain the rest of the fire.

The containment has grown from 70% Monday evening.

Monday’s rain brought some relief to Hood County where firefighters have been battling the “Big L” wildfire over the weekend. It is now 70% contained and covers 10,000 acres. The Hood County Judge has declared a disaster.

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