This video was shot Sunday as Montgomery County Fire Departments designated as Task Force 17 was able with just their manpower and equipment hold a blaze that ran up the mountain covering them with forty to sixty feet of flames. They were able to save the homes and stop the fire from jumping Texas 158. On the opposite side of Texas 158 400 homes could have been destroyed.
The fire ran up the canyon just after dark. The crews with their 4 brush trucks called for pumpers but there were none available. Most received sunburn like burns to their ears and foreheads.
The crews continue to fight the blazes and protect property until replacements are sent to them.
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