Shortly after 2P.m. Conroe Fire Department responded to a grass and woods fire at North Loop 336 West between Longmire and West Davis. When they arrived on the scene they had heavy fire conditions in high winds and requested Montgomery, Lake Conroe and North Montgomery Fire Departments. This was in addition to most of Conroe’s equipment.Loop 336 traffic was cut down to eastbound lanes and center turn lane.
At times flames were up to 60 feet high with the winds. Several pieces of fire equipment were sent into the Summergate and Canyon Creek Subdivisions as the fire was moving that direction. In those subdivisions many residents watched the tree line with concern as the smoke increased.
At this time a dozer has made it back into the woods and has cut a fire line. At one point this line was jumped but crews are in the wooded area monitoring the situation.
If you can avoid North Loop 336 between West Davis and IH 45 for the next hour you will avoid the slow traffic.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Smoke and spot fires could be a problem for the next few days.
Almost 70 acres was consumed by the fire.