Firefighters battling huge blaze in Woden area

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Several different firefighting agencies are battling a huge forest fire in the Woden area.

According to a dispatcher with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, the fire is on County Road 555. Flames reached up to about 50 feet in the air and firefighters were in "defensive mode" in trying to control it.

The size of the fire is not known, as the firefighters are not able to get on the other side of the fire.

The blaze forced Woden School District to redirect some bus routes.

One firefighter from Kingtown VFD said they hoped to have the blaze extinguished by midnight.

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