ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - East Texas firefighters are battling a 20-acre wildfire near Zavalla Tuesday.
Zavalla Volunteer Fire Chief Chris Wade said there were three people on the property near the intersection of Modisette Road and Weaver Bend Road when the fire started. None of them were injured, he said. A number of animals were removed from danger as well.
Wade said that they don't know how the fire started, but it spread in 30 minutes. As of 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, the wildfire still wasn't fully contained.
Seven firefighters were on the scene when East Texas News spoke to Wade. Two of them were from the Texas A&M Forest Service, and the rest were from the Zavalla and Huntington VFDs.
As of 5:22 p.m., the fire crews had already used 3,000 gallons on water trying to put the fire out, Wade said.