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As of 6:20 pm Saturday, US Highway 84 from Coleman to Novice has fully reopened, according to Sheriff Les Cogdill.

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As of 3:20 pm Saturday - Numerous volunteer fire departments were battling several grass fires that have broken out along U.S. Highway 84 between Coleman and Novice as of 3:20 pm Saturday.  Law enforcement have blocked Highway 84 so please do not try to travel between Coleman and Abilene on 84 at this time. The fire is on the west side of the highway.  They are between county roads 457 and 479.  IMMEDIATE DANGER TO LIVES AND PROPERTY.  EVACUATE THE AREA, according to an emergency text alert.