Palo Pinto wildfire burning over 750 acres Thursday afternoon, 10% contained

More than 750 acres have been burned in a wildfire in Palo Pinto County, prompting a response from the Texas A&M Forest Service, the service said on Twitter.

The blaze, dubbed by the forest service as the Lazy Fire, had 10% containment as of about 4 p.m. Authorities have shut down State Highway 16 at Highway 180 because of the brush fire. Thick juniper is fueling the fire.

The wildfire originated south of Possum Kingdom Lake and State Highway 16, according to the forest service. As of 8:30 p.m., there were no evacuation orders in place. The fire was moving west and firefighters were working to build a fire line to contain the spread.

The Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department announced earlier in the day Thursday that a ranch in the area was conducting a controlled burn and told people not to be worried about the smoke coming from the area.

That fire at the Set Ranch got out of control sometime between noon and 2:30 p.m.

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