Smoke fills sky in central Texas as fire prompts evacuations

Large clouds of smoke from the Mesquite Heat Fire filled the sky over central Texas on Wednesday, May 18, amid mandatory evacuations for the area.  Incident information said the fire had grown to 5,000 acres and was 5 percent contained.  This video, captured by Shelley McCullough, shows scenes near Buffalo Gap, a small town in Taylor County, on Wednesday afternoon.  Credit: Shelley McCullough via Storyful

Large clouds of smoke from the Mesquite Heat Fire filled the sky over central Texas on Wednesday, May 18, amid mandatory evacuations for the area. Incident information said the fire had grown to 5,000 acres and was 5 percent contained. This video, captured by Shelley McCullough, shows scenes near Buffalo Gap, a small town in Taylor County, on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Shelley McCullough via Storyful

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