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Killeen: Large fire produces cloud of smoke, forces evacuations

Firefighters were battling a large grassfire Thursday that spread to a shed along Rosewood...
Firefighters were battling a large grassfire Thursday that spread to a shed along Rosewood Drive in Killeen. (KWTX Skycam photo)(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 19, 2019 at 12:48 PM CST
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Firefighters were battling a large grassfire Thursday that spread to a shed and pallets along Rosewood Drive off U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 in Killeen and led to some evacuations.

Smoke from the fire was visible for several miles.

Crews from other departments also responded.

Occupants of nearby buildings including the Rosewood Retirement Community were being advised to shelter in place and to turn heating/air conditioning systems on because of the smoke.

Further details weren’t immediately available.