Once contained, Central Texas flares anew

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Associated Press

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:03 AM

MOODY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say gusty winds have fanned a Central Texas wildfire into new life, hours after it was declared fully contained.

Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey says winds gusting at up to 40 mph fanned the wildfire Tuesday afternoon over 200 acres in Iron Bridge Park on Belton Lake, near Fort Hood.

The fire had been declared fully contained early Tuesday after scorching 130 acres before raging anew. Seven homes were evacuated, but no structures were reported damaged as of Tuesday night.

The fire started Sunday with a campfire. There were no injuries reported.

The location is about 35 miles southwest of Waco.

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