UPDATE: Anderson County fire consumed 420 acres
POSTED: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 8:35am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 5:59pm
Anderson County, Texas — UPDATE: Officials tell KETK that the massive fire was contained early Tuesday morning .
The fire consumed a total of 420 acres, 1 came and one fiberglass saltwater taken.
One firefighter was injured due to smoke inhalation but has fully recovered.
The fire required 10 departments, 54 volunteers and 22 firefighters from the Texas Forest Service.
The site is still smoldering but has been contained with the aid of two helicopters and eight bulldozers.
Officials with the Texas Forest Service tell KETK the 150 acre fire that has been burning since around noon on Monday in Anderson County is about 70% contained.
As of 8:00 Tuesday morning, authorities could not confirm how many structures may have been damaged or destroyed, but they tell KETK the fire was kept from the oil wells that had been in danger in the area.
Emergency crews are still on the scene, and will be calling in more equipment today to continue fighting the fire.
KETK has confirmed a fire in Anderson County that has burned at least 150 acres.
Fire officials are on scene and helicopters have been employeed to help put out the fire.
KETK will bring you more information has it becomes available.