Firefighters battling 83-acre blaze in Trinity Co.

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An 83-acre fire broke out this morning in Trinity County, a mile and a half north of Nigton.

The fire is 100 percent contained as of 3 p.m., according to Jeff Durant, district fire coordinator for Texas Forest Service.

Durant said TFS has three bulldozers and a fire engine at the scene, located on Womack Road. The U.S. Forest Service has a bulldozer and two engines. Firefighters with Groveton, Hudson and Apple Springs were also on the scene.

One resident said the fire was in her front yard.

"My dog started barking and I went to see what he was barking at and all I heard was a noise and saw the smoke and smelled the fire and went back in the house and called 911," Linda Sanford said.

Durant said firefighters will continue to monitor the area through the rest of the day.

Durant said it is believed a lightning strike sparked the fire. Firefighters responded to the scene around 8 a.m.

No structures have been damaged, though some were threatened earlier Wednesday.

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