SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — An official says a wildfire that's burned about 5,500 of acres of ranchland over the weekend in West Texas is expected to be contained by the end of the day.
Tom Green County emergency services manager Steve Mild said that fire crews had been able to contain about 50 percent of the fire by midday Monday and are expected to get around the entire fire by the end of the day.
Lightning on Friday afternoon started the fire. Mild says that one unoccupied house and one barn have burned. He said that about 75 homes near the small community of Christoval were threatened at one point on Saturday, but are now out of danger.
The Christoval community is located just south of San Angelo.