major fire working in montgomery county

Just after 2:00p.m. a fire was reported at Sleepy Hollow and Trails End just east of The Woodlands. First units on the scene found mulch piles approximately 4 acres in size totally involved with winds carrying it to the north.

Multiple alarms were sounded assisting Needham Fire Department now River Plantation, New Caney, Caney Creek, Spring, The Woodlands and South Montgomery County. Spot fires from the embers have set several smaller fires to the north.

The land owner had a mechanic working on machinery at the time of the fire. However, not confirmed it is possible sparks from his welding rig ignited the fire.

Please keep clear of the area as many fire trucks will be coming through the area transporting water.

Texas Forest Service has also arrived on the scene with a dozer.

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