The Odessa Record -

By Jamie Henneman
The Times 

Whitney Fire consumes over 100,000 acres near Davenport

 

Last updated 10/8/2020 at 2:15pm

WILBUR — A fast-moving fire consumed over 70,000 acres in Lincoln County yesterday as high winds made the fire hard for crews to contain. The fire, also being referred to as the Hawk Creek fire, is currently burning in the areas of Hawk Creek Road, Cottonwood Creek, Gunning, South Telford, Whitaker Lake and Seven Springs Dairy. Isabel Hoygaard of the Type 3 Incident team said the fire has burnt at least four homes and numerous outbuildings.

“We saw exponential growth of the fire yesterday and extreme fire behavior,” Hoygaard said. “Due to the wind we couldn’t bring in air support...



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