Second grass fire burning at least 150 acres near Groveton

Fire is at Kemp Road.
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 12:46 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 1:35 PM CDT
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TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A second fire has sparked in Trinity County.

With a large fire burning near U.S. 287, a second fire is east of Groveton on Kemp Rd.

It is estimated about 150 acres currently burning, according to Trinity County Fire Department. A group of trailer houses is in the area near the fire.

Trinity Fire officials say the fire was caused by a lightning strike. Containment has dropped from 10 percent to 0 percent.

A third grass fire has broken out near the line for Polk and Trinity counties.

According to Ryan Burns of the Texas Forestry Department, all the fires are believed to have been caused by lightning strikes.

Burns said the lightning started the fires at night, but the cooler temperatures, dew and lower winds during the night make it where the fires don’t spread. During the daytime, the conditions change and can allow the fires to spread.

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