Fire crews battling 450-acre blaze near Trinity

Fire crews battling 450-acre blaze near Trinity

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Firefighters with the Texas A&M Forest Service have been battling a 450-acre blaze since 10:30 a.m. just west of Trinity.

According to the Forest Service dispatch log, the fire originated in Walker County and is 80 percent contained. It is expected to be 100 percent contained by 12:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to spokeswoman Jan Amen, the Bo Brown Road fire started on a 15-year-old plantation and no evacuations were ordered. No structures are being threatened. She said the fire jumped across a road, which created problems with trying to contain it.

Energy Management Coordinator for Walker County Butch Davis said winds have been blowing in different directions, causing the fire to jump containment lines.

"After we once get a containment line in. It will flare up and blow out again and we would have to move our containment line. It jumped containment lines several times during the day," said Davis.

Local volunteer fire departments are using bulldozers to help put out hot spots.

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