A structure fire broke out Friday morning at Happy Hill Farm Academy and firefighters struggled to put it out because of a lack of enough water.

The fire, visible from behind the white fence along State Highway 144 north, appeared to be contained, but it was burning hot and generating a lot of smoke carried north by the wind.

Somervell County firefighters repeatedly called on their radios for water tanker trucks. Around 10:20 a.m. a 500-gallon truck arrived at the scene.

Sirens could be heard all morning long as fire trucks and an ambulance rushed to the private children's academy.

At about 11:40 a.m., the fire department radioed the dispatcher that the fire was "under control." By noon only light smoke was visible rising from the burned structure.

There was no word on whether there were any injuries or what kind of structure was on fire.

The blaze appeared to be in the center of the 500-acre campus.

Happy Hill Farm is a Christian boarding, day and international K-12 school with a college-preparatory program.

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