Major damage reported in Jacksboro after tornado impacts city
Numerous firefighters and emergency responders are on the scene or responding to the city of Jacksboro, Texas, approximately 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth, after a tornado has impacted the area.
At around 3:45pm, firefighters reported seeing the tornado as it tracked across Jack County and moved into western portions of Jacksboro.
Heavy damage to buildings and trees has been reported in several locations. Roof collapses have been reported in the W. College Street area. Trees are down across Highway 380 and potentially 281. Major damage has been reported at the high school.
All county fire departments have been dispatched to assist in the city.
We will be providing timestamped updates below.
4:15pm – EMS has been requested for a woman hit in the head by a flying object.
4:18pm – Gas leaks have been reported in the area. ATMOS requested for an emergency response.
4:27pm – Acid tank is leaking on Wesley Chapel, requesting HAZMAT response.
4:52pm – Fire and EMS commands have been set up. Jacksboro Fire Station is the command center.