Nacogdoches sends crew, engine to assist with Panhandle wildfire

The Nacogdoches fire chief and three firefighters have taken an engine to the Panhandle area to assist in fighting a major wildfire.

The Texas Forest Service sent the crew as part of the Texas Fire Mutual Interstate System. The Nacogdoches Fire Department signed up for the agreement, which supplies them with an engine, which TFS can call on to use for wildfires around the state.

Chief Keith Kiplinger, Robert Ford, T.A. Turner and Richard Arreguim were dispatched to Stonewall County at 4 a.m. Friday, according to Karen Stafford, with TFS.

As for the fire, it has burned 71,800 acres in Stonewall County as the TFS is using a heavy air attack, bulldozers and two strike teams to assist in fighting the fire.

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