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UPDATE ON GRIMES COUNTY

Thirty homes have been destroyed. Most of those in the Magnolia West subdivision. Another thirty buildings have been destroyed.

One civilian was injured. The victim got stuck, pinned between two fire trucks. That person was taken to a hospital in Grimes County in unknown condition.

An evacuation is in place for residents who can see smoke from their homes.

A shelter has been set up at the Renaissance Festival venue. Residents who have been evacuated can go there immediately.

Officials said evacuees will not be allowed back in to their neighborhoods until later today at the earliest.

All evacuees are being told to stop by or send a family member to stop by the shelter and check in, even if they do not plan to stay there.

The Texas Forest Service needs the names, addresses and contact numbers for affected residents so they can give updates about their homes and when they can return to them.

The fire isn’t the only danger to residents, according to TFS. Most of the trees in the area have been weakened by the fire. Those trees or their branches could fall at anytime, causing severe injuries.

As of 1:30 pm the area of fire which is over 3600 acres is Texas 105 to the north. FM 1748 to the west. FM 1774 to the east and County Road 302 to the south.

Some Montgomery County units are back today assisting the many departments fighting that fire.

Residents in the Evergreen Forest subdivision and the homes on County Road 302, County Road 304, and Dyer Mill Drive. are being evacuated as a precaution as the humity drops and the winds increase the fire intensity will increase also.

 

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