ASPERMONT, Texas (AP) — More resources have been dispatched to battle a fast-moving West Texas wildfire that has scorched more than 50,000 acres.
The Texas Forest Service says that the sprawling fire north of Aspermont, located between Lubbock and Abilene, was not contained Friday. It was being fought by land and air.
The agency says tanker planes dropped more than 58,000 gallons of fire retardant Thursday, but the fire continued to spread, traveling 12 miles in less than four hours.
Texas Forest Service spokesman Alan Craft says two unoccupied homes have burned, but no towns are threatened.
Anticipated hot and dry conditions were expected to combine for a high fire danger this weekend.
Another West Texas wildfire burned Friday in Andrews County, blackening about 4,600 acres. No homes have been destroyed.