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GRIMES COUNTY WILDFIRE UPDATE

9 p.m.

The wildfire in Grimes County has grown to about 100 acres, but is now well-contained within dozer lines.  Three homes were evacuated as a precaution but have not sustained any damage.

The Texas Forest Service, who brought three dozers, is on location along with South Brazos County, Navasota, Plantersville, Montgomery and Lake Conroe Fire Departments.

The fire was first reported around 4 p.m. and officials believe it was caused by lightning.

MCPR was on-scene. Video and photos will be posted later tonight…

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6 p.m.

CR 306 is closed from Spur 234 to FM 1748to allow emergency personnel access to the fire.

The Texas Forest Service, Plantersville-Stoneham, White Hall, Navasota, and Anderson Volunteer Fire Departments are now on-scene trying to get the massive fire under control.

Updates will be posted as information becomes available.

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Original post:

GRIMES COUNTY- Officials say a wildfire is currently consuming 40 acres and growing. A command post is being established near CR 304 and CR 306 in the Stoneham area. The fire is on the south side of SH 105, moving to the west. It is in the same area as the destructive Dyer Mill II fire that burned for days before it was stopped just over a month ago.

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