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Coryell County’s Rocky J Fire Grows to 125 Acres, 60% Contained

CORYELL COUNTY, TX – August 22, 2023 – The Rocky J Fire in Coryell County has grown to 125 acres and is now 60% contained, according to the latest update from firefighting officials.

Increased wind speeds contributed to heightened activity on the east side of the fire this afternoon, causing it to break containment in a few locations. Local fire departments and agency crews are actively responding to the situation.

Efforts are being made to control and extinguish the fire, with safety measures in place to protect the surrounding community. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage at this time.

Officials will continue to monitor and assess the situation, and further updates will be provided as necessary. The public is urged to stay clear of the area and follow guidance from local authorities.

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