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Fort Worth, TX area Prairie Fire, Dec 1906

FIRE NEAR TOWN

About Four or Five Hundred Acres Were Burned Over Sunday Night.

One of the largest prairie fires that has occurred near Fort Worth for years took place west of town Sunday afternoon and night and was witnessed by a large number of people, who were driving on the Arlington Heights road. Flames were visible from the city during the evening up until midnight and caused a number of people to telephone to the Country Club in order to see if it was not the club, the flames appeared so high in the air.

The fire started in the afternoon in the ravine behind the Country Club and burned up over the brow of the hill to the Arlington Heights road near the old Williams dairy, where it turned northward and around the dairy in Highmount, where the road stopped it. Altogether about four of five hundred acres were burned over. No damage was done to any buildings by the fire, altho a numbers of fences were badly damages.

The Fort Worth Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 31 Dec 1906

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