LAKE WHITNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – A Thursday afternoon grass fire destroyed seven buildings and burned 300 acres in Hill County.READ MORE: American Airlines Donates Miles To Provide Flights For Afghan Refugees
The fire started around 4:00 p.m Thursday near Lake Whitney. What started as a grass fire quickly spread to nearby homes and threatened a power plant near the lake.
Hundreds of volunteer firefighters, many who have assisted with other fires across the region, helped fight the fire, which as of 10:00p.m. is listed as 80 percent contained.
Many residents are still being held to an evacuation order. A shelter for residents has been set up at Prairie Valley Church.READ MORE: Fort Worth Police Investigating After Man Shot At 7-Eleven Store
There were no reports of any injures to homeowners. One female firefighter had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
As of 10:00 p.m. power remains out for the nearby town of Whitney. School for Friday was cancelled by the Whitney ISD because of the power outage and fire.MORE NEWS: Severe Weather Threat For North Texas Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday Morning
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.