Home Daily Update Houston County Wildfire 95 Percent Contained

The wildfire that consumed approximately 570 acres was reportedly 95 percent contained as of Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

According to a representative with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office the fire originated on property located on Bo Brown Road in Walker County in a 15-year-old tree plantation and spread to a 10-year-old plantation, then jumped the road early on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The changes in wind patterns over the past two days has helped the fire to jump the containment lines several times, hindering the fire departments from getting ahead of the blaze.

The fire entered Houston County late in the afternoon on Tuesday and continued to blaze throughout the night and much of Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Houston and Walker County fire departments have been assisted in this wildfire by the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Although many homes in the area were evacuated, reportedly no houses were lost and no one was injured.

The Texas A&M Forest Service is still working to improve the fire lines at this time. They have eight bulldozers and a road maintainer assisting them in cutting fire breaks.

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