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Fire near gas wells nearly 10 times the size since Tuesday

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RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Forestry Service, the Henderson Fire department and at least four other agencies are fighting a brush fire on CR 476 near TX 42 and FM 13 in Rusk County.

Officials tell KLTV that the blaze has grown nearly ten times the size since Tuesday afternoon, scorching somewhere between 100 and 150 acres.

There are gas wells nearby.

Authorities say heavy winds are helping the fire move quickly.

Officials say oilfield workers working on an electrical problem sparked the fire.

No structures have been lost.

Fire officials say the fire is 100% contained.

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