Fire Burning in Coleman County

Fire Burning in Coleman County

Multiple fire departments are battling a grass fire in far south Coleman County.
5/10/13 UPDATE:
According to the Coleman Fire Chief, the large grass fire in southern Coleman county is now about 70 percent contained.

The fire is currently burning near the Coleman, Brown and McCulloch County lines, east of Highway 283.

According to the Coleman Fire Chief, at least 200 acres have burned but may be up to 400 acres, it is difficult to know due to the rough terrain.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire. The fire crews will be on the scene throughout the night putting out hot spots before the wind picks up tomorrow.


9 P.M. UPDATE:

According to Santa Anna Fire Chief David Huggins, the fire has burned possibly up to 400 acres. He says it's hard to get to due to rough terrain.

Fire Departments from Santa Anna, Bangs, Brady, Lake Brownwood and Winchell are trying to bring the fire under control.

The wind in the that area tonight is under 10 miles per hour but is forecast to gust above 20 mph tomorrow from the south.


ORIGINAL STORY:
Multiple fire departments are battling a grass fire in far south Coleman County near Rockwood, east of Highway 283.

According to the Coleman Fire Department, the fire appears to have burned around 40 acres so far.

Firefighters are having difficulty getting to the fire, due to the amount of brush in the Colorado River area.

The Coleman Fire Department has not yet said whether or not any buildings are threatened.





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