Fire burns 300 acres near New Deal

Fire burns 300 acres near New Deal

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Volunteer fire crews spent about 2.5 hours Thursday afternoon fighting a fire near New Deal.

It started in the side of an abandoned house. It's not clear whether it was started intentionally.

The fire burned nearly 350 acres and threatened a nearby home, before New Deal, Shallowater and Abernathy crews were able to put it out. 

No one was hurt. It is expected to smolder a while Thursday evening but crews do not expect a flare-up. 

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