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Fire crews almost have Houston County wildfire fully contained

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Trinity County fire (Source: KTRK) Trinity County fire (Source: KTRK)
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Firefighters with the Texas A&M Forest Service and local volunteer fire departments fought a 570-acre Houston County wildfire to the point where it is considered to be 95 percent contained. Fire crews have been battling the blaze since Tuesday morning.

"Our crews have the fire 95  percent contained," said Jan Amen, a fire prevention officer with the Texas A&M Forest Service. "No homes have been lost."

Amen said the Texas A&M Forest Service still has fire crews out working to improve the fire lines around the blaze. Assisting in that effort are eight bulldozers and a road maintainer, which are being used to cut fire breaks.

The fire, which is located near Trinity, originated in Walker County. The Bo Brown Road fire started on a 15-year plantation of trees and spread to a 10-year plantation, according to Amen. The fire jumped across a road, which caused problems with the Forest Service's efforts to contain it. Butch Davis, the emergency management coordinator for Houston County, said that the wind has been changing directions, causing the wildfire to jump containment lines several times.

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