MARYNEAL, Texas - The White Hat Fire in Nolan County continues to grow and has now burned 79,000 acres.
The fire, burning near Maryneal and Nolan about 15 miles south of Sweetwater, has been scorching the area since Monday.
The fire has destroyed power lines, 12 structures and everything else in its path.
As of Thursday, officials said the fire is about 70 percent contained. This means that fire crews have carved a containment line around about 70 percent of the fire.
Residents in the Nolan and Maryneal area without electricity and could be waiting for at least a couple more days before power can be restored.
- Big Country high school marching bands compete at Abilene stadium
- Taylor Co. residents to vote on $55M bond to renovate expo center
- Bond set at $750,000: Son of ex-Brady police chief arrested for murdering mother
- Sheriff, family ask for public's help with Lake Brownwood murder case
- Updated KTXS Forecast: Warm and likely dry
- Candlelight vigil held in Brownwood for domestic violence victims
- Brownwood domestic violence shelter holding candlelight vigil Thursday
- Brownwood breaks four month slide in sales tax collections
- Brownwood man faces backlash for controversial Halloween display
- Brownwood traffic stop leads to arrest of Abilene man, 21, with 42 grams of meth
- Fire at Abilene car dealership
- Football Friday Night: Latest scores from Abilene, the Big Country
- Brookesmith ISD board appoints acting principal in wake of superintendent stepping down
- Brookesmith ISD superintendent steps down amid talk of consolidation with another district
- Judge tweaks sentences for couple convicted of murdering Abilene police officer