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Evacuation order lifted after at least 10 Bosque County homes threatened by fire

Evacuations lifted Thursday night
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Posted at 4:40 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 07:52:53-04

An evacuation order has been lifted as the Hard Castle Fire reached 600 acres and is now 45 percent contained, per the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Houses in Bosque County were threatened by the Hard Castle Fire as it jumped the containment line along with shifting winds causing extreme fire conditions.

Residents were being notified in person by troopers and deputies, according to the Bosque County Office Of Emergency Management.

"Houses along the east side of FM144 south of Walnut Springs, as well as houses south of FM927 east of Walnut Springs are currently being evacuated," said the Texas A&M Forest Service. "Walnut Springs is under pre-evacuation orders."

At least ten homes were directly threatened, with one structure already lost.

Ground crews and aircraft are continually working to contain the Hard Castle Fire, according to the office of emergency management.

"Occasionally, a flare up erupts but it’s quickly addressed by the air resources backed by ground units," said the office around 2 p.m.