A large grass fire between Jacksboro and Graham has caused the need to evacuate residents living north of Highway 380.

Times Record News is reporting that,

"Three large grass fires have been reported near Jacksboro, Bryson and Graham.

The fire prompting evacuations is located about seven miles southwest of Jacksboro."

Officials say that about 500 acres have been burned and flames continue to spread.  Earlier this afternoon helicopters were on the way to dump water on the blaze.

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