There is currently a fire burning along Highway 16 in Palo Pinto County.  According to CBS Affiliate Channel 11, the marina at the Cliffs has been under mandatory evacuation for several hours.  Evacuation of the Cliffs along Highway 16 is also being evacuated.

It’s a big one and isn’t a small brush fire.  It has already encompassed 300 acres on the south side of the lake.  Flames are intense it is too hot for firefighters to get to it.  The smoke is showing on the radar.  Parts of Highway 16 are closed.

Please check with the forestry service or the link shown above to the local CBS Affiliate.

Update:  News reports at 6:00 p.m. indicate that The Cliffs residents and visitors have been evacuated by boat using the marina.

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