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Battle to control fire on Womack Road in Trinity Co. rages on

TRINITY CO., TX (KTRE) - Conditions remain the same in Trinity County where firefighters are trying to contain a blaze that has grown to about 200 acres. 

The 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.  They are now working to make sturdy containment lines to keep it from spreading.  The fire is located off Womack Road near Nigton.

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

Smoke from the fire and other wildfires in East Texas is causing concern among health experts. 

Tonight on KTRE's East Texas News, Holley Nees reports as firefighters work to contain the Womack Road fire health officials worry that smoke could be harmful to residents and emergency crews.

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