MONTGOMERY COUNTY --
A forest fire that started in Montgomery County and grew to about 200 acres inside the Sam Houston National Forest is now contained. The fire started near Cut and Shoot Monday afternoon. The Texas Forest Service battled high winds and dry conditions as they tried to put out that blaze. Crews had the fire contained to about 150 acres before the flames jumped last night. Fire departments from surrounding counties joined in the effort.
"The winds have decreased a little bit. We hope we're able to get it under control. We're getting a little more resources here," said Ralph Cullom with the Forest Service.
Two helicopters have made drops to try to put out the fire from above and just after midnight, crews finally contained the flames. They are now working to put out remaining hot spots.
The cause of that fire is unknown.