POSSUMKINGDOM-- A wildfire prompted that prompted evacuations Monday night was 40 percent contained as of about noon Tuesday.
The worst enemy we have is the obviously the winds, said Keiffer Harwell, Palo Pinto County emergency management.
The fire started around 4:30 p.m. Monday along Frontier Unit Road in the area known as the Peninsula, according to Palo Pinto County Emergency Management public information official Mark Engebretson.
About a dozen homes were evacuated at Golden Cove.
Seven volunteer fire departments had responded to the fire as of 9 p.m. Monday. By Tuesday morning, 130 acres of land had been scorched and crews were concerned more could burn.
Several structures have been threatened, but so far no homes have been lost.
Bulldozers continued to cut breaks in the fire overnight in an attempt to keep the blaze from spreading. Cooler temperatures overnight helped firefighters contain about 15 percent of the fire and save 30 structures, including homes.
Photos posted to the Pondera Properties at Possum Kingdom Lake Facebook page showed heavy smoke and large flames towering over the lakeside homes.
Several hundred homes have been lost in wildfires at Possum Kingdom Lake over the last few years.
It's not as bad as last year, Engebretson told News 8. It's not near what we had in 2011.
In all, 150 homes are could be threatened. Fire officials have not ruled out the possibility of more evacuations.