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Texas Wildfire Spreads 20 Miles, Reaches Okla. State Line

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The Texas-Okla. wildfire shown on infrared satellite. The Texas-Okla. wildfire shown on infrared satellite.

Four western Oklahoma county fire departments battled a wildfire that spread at least 20 miles.

Ellis County EM Russell Miller said the wildfire started at 6 p.m. Tuesday west of Higgins, Texas, on State Highway 60. The wildfire spread at least 20 miles and reached the Okla. state line.

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According to officials, several western Oklahoma county and Texas firefighters battled the fire. Highway 60, near the river, was closed.

Miller said the fire was out of control, however, to his knowledge, no homes have been damaged.

Meteorologist Lacey Swope said winds there are blowing from the northwest at 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 45 mph. 

The fire was put out early Wednesday morning. Firefighters remain on the scene to watch out for hot spots.

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