LINDA ROWE photo

A controlled burn got out of hand last Tuesday on private property near Fossil Rim Wildlife Center on County Road 2008. Somervell County firefighters battled the blaze for five hours and received mutual aid from Tolar Fire Department and Fossil Rim had a truck on standby.

Although the fire burned 50-60 acres, no structures were damaged and no firefighters were injured.

Crews returned to the area the next day to fight a separate, smaller fire.