Durham has made it through another fire this week. The Forest Service has put the official number at around 56 sections. They called it the Washita Complex Durham fire. It swept across 25 miles of dry grass pastures, cedar trees, deep canyons, and consumed fences, outbuilding, barns, abandoned houses and one home. In some places it was six miles wide burning with a wind speed of over 50 m.p.h. It started a few miles south of the Co Op on the Texas line and burned into Ellis County near Packsaddle and Grand. Like the fire from four years ago, it…

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