The Campaign For DA

3.11.2011

Rhome Is Burning

With the wind blowing like nobody's business, is that a grass fire I saw north of Decatur? I really couldn't tell.

But one could get out of hand in a hurry.

Edit: Based upon the comments, the worst of the fires is in Rhome. Some roads shut down. WBAP reports that the fire stretches about a mile and near a "subdivision".  This must be pretty big.

Edit: I don't know how long it'll be up, but Fox 4 is streaming its helicopter feed.


Edit: Fox 4 has put up an image gallery which is pretty good. All pics taken from helicopter.

Edit: At 1:47 p.m., the fire jumped over 287 (which had been shut down.) Wow.

Edit: Reader photo "From 114 looking West"
Edit: Wow
From Wells Fargo parking lot looking East.
On 287 headed into Rhome.

Edit: A faithful reader sent in a shot of the fire near Rhome @ 12:56 p.m. Don't know if this is the big one.

Edit: And some residents in Jack County had to be evacuated.