Evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Eastland, Brown and Comanche counties, and no injuries have thus far been reported, said Kari Hines, a spokeswoman for Texas A & M Forest Service.

About 475 homes in Gorman have been evacuated as authorities updated the Country Wildfire Information System.

At least four fires have raged across the complex this week, its website said.

The forest service had reported the building was zero percent contained on Thursday evening.

The fire service said that another fire in nearby Runnels and Coleman counties that had burned about 7.000 hectares (53.500 acres) escaped from containment lines late Thursday because of “high winds causing fire activity to pick up.” and that the fire was 50 per cent contained, the service said.

Highway 153 was closed to incoming traffic, Coleman Fire Department posted on Facebook on Thursday night.

State Transportation Administration officials asked residents in Runnels County and Coleman County to “avoid the area of Carbon to Gorman to Lake Leon to allow access for first responders so they can work to control/extinguish this wildfire that has closed”

In a post earlier on Thursday night, the Coleman Fire Department said residents north of the freeway will likely return to their homes “in a couple hours.”

United States Forest Service

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The United States Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands. (wikipedia)

Philippine Red Cross

The Philippine Red Cross abbreviated as is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The PRC was established in 1947, (wikipedia)