Fire Crews Battle Mesquite Heat Fire as Temperatures Soar

Fire crews in central Texas battled the fast-moving Mesquite Heat Fire on Friday, May 20, as temperatures continued to soar to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Texas A&M Forest Service said this video was captured on Wednesday as the fire spread rapidly due to heavy winds, drought conditions and high temperatures.

By Thursday evening, the fire burned 9,613 acres and was 25 percent contained, according to official fire reports. Credit: Texas A&M Forest Service via Storyful

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