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Large fire reported in Hudspeth County; warning about how it’s moving quickly east, Highway 62-180 closed

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UPDATE - Dueñas said in a Tweet that fire operations are continuing into the night. There are no injuries reported as of his latest update.

He also said a pair of structures was damaged by the fire. Those structures are being assessed.

UPDATE 5:48 p.m.: No injuries reported, according to El Paso Fire Department spokesman Enrique Dueñas. Both directions of Highway 62-180 are closed.

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A large fire is quickly moving east in Desert Have on State Highway 62 -180.

According to the Texas Rescue Patrol, multiple fire agencies are responding.

The fire is on both sides of the highway. Highway 62-180 is closed. Texas Rescue Patrol says structures may be the fire's path and evacuations may be necessary.

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