Palo Pinto County, TX, September 4, 2023 – The Texas A&M Forest Service is currently mobilized in response to the Gotham Fire in Palo Pinto County. The wildfire has rapidly escalated, covering an estimated 700 acres and is presently 0% contained. Local fire departments and the Forest Service are employing multiple strategies, including aerial resources, to try and halt the spread of the fire. Residents in the affected areas have been alerted, and preparations for possible evacuation are underway. The situation remains critical, and authorities are urging people to stay clear of the area to facilitate emergency operations. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and the investigation is ongoing.