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Firefighters back at work in Trinity County

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Trinity County fire, which was contained to 80 acres two weeks ago, got out of control again on Wednesday, but firefighters managed to contain it again before 5 p.m.

The fire is located off Womack Road near Nigton. Melanie Spradling with the Texas Forest Service said as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday it has grown to about 200 acres.

A dispatcher with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office said the fire was contained as of 5 p.m.

"The wind was shifting so they're just trying to keep a good structure protection of homes that are threatened, there are about 7 homes threatened," Spradling said.

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office had evacuated homes on Womack Road, but were allowing them back home as of 5 p.m.

Spradling said the fire was not threatening any other homes in the area.

The fire is believed to be isolated to Trinity County at this time, however, as a precaution, according to Hudson Assistant Fire Chief Chris Smith, several VFDs are in route to the bridge near the Neches River on Highway 94 West to check to see if the fire has jumped the Neches River and spread to the Hudson area from Trinity County.

This fire is located near the Old Bearing Fire site, however, they are two separate fires.  The fire that was re-kindled Wednesday is off FM 2262 on Womack Ranch Road.  Fire crews believe it originally was caused by a lightning strike. 

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