Firemen from Raymondville fight the blaze Sunday afternoon.

A wildfire north of Houston – accelerated by wind and dry conditions – was battled Sunday by several departments.

Houston, Raymondville, Licking and Roby firefighters were on the scene near Mineral Springs and Horseshoe drives.

A Missouri Department of Conservation bulldozer was called as the raging fire shot tall flames into the air. As the winds whipped the fire, a cracking sound was heard across fields.

Houston firemen were called earlier in the day to the area after a vehicle caught fire. They were asked to respond again late Sunday afternoon.

The fire was one of several reported in the area.

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