TALPA - A wildfire that started on Tuesday, Sept. 19, two miles west of Talpa burned 1,115 acres and destroyed one hunting cabin according to officials fron the Ballinger Fire Department which was the first agency on the scene.

TALPA - A wildfire that started on Tuesday, Sept. 19, two miles west of Talpa burned 1,115 acres and destroyed one hunting cabin according to officials fron the Ballinger Fire Department which was the first agency on the scene.

The probable cause of the fire is a lightening strike, said Jim Cooper, assistant chief of the Texas A & M Forest Service of the Northwest of Merkel.

The Ballinger Fire Department was the first department on the scene and reportedly called the Forest Service Tuesday afternoon for assistance. The fire has burned approximately 915 acres.

“We got the call at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,” Cooper said.

The wildfire was 100 percent contained by Wednesday, Sept. 20 officials Cooper reported.

After the Ballinger Fire Department made the call, the Forest Service dispatched with task forces from Brownwood, San Angelo and Merkel.

The Forest Service crews left the scene Wednesday, while the Ballinger Fire Department and other departments remained on the scene to make sure that the fire was completely extinguished.

Volunteer fire departments from Winters, Talpa, Glen Cove, Coleman and Valera were also on the scene.