Out of Control Wildfire Burning Near Possum Kingdom Lake


POSSUM KINGDOM – A wind-driven wildfire near Possum Kingdom Lake west of Ft. Worth has forced evacuations and is only 10% contained.

On Monday, July 18, 2022, at around 1:00 p.m., a wildfire started near Possum Kingdom Lake. No injuries have been reported from the fire, but about 50 homes were evacuated. At 4:30 p.m. Monday, the fire, dubbed 1148 Fire, had burned about 300 acres and was not contained at all.

Tuesday, about 500 acres have burned and the wildfire is still growing.

The Red Cross has a resource center set up for evacuees on the west side of the lake at the Westlake Chapel.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said they would work through the night, but the fire is only about 10% contained. Temperatures in the area expect to reach 110 degrees today.

It is unclear how the fire started.

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