Wildfire brought under control in Liberty County

HOUSTON, Texas -- Montgomery County fire crews have helped bring a wildfire under control in Liberty County. Additional crews were requested from Texas A&M Forest Service, Liberty and San Jacinto Counties.



Earlier on Monday, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office had evacuated some homes that were in harm's way, according to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office.

The Forest Service reported an estimated 100 acres was burning. By 3:30 p.m. Monday, authorities reported the fire was contained. Some smaller spot fires remained in the area.

Officials with the Forest Service add that the eastern part of the state can be susceptible to fires like this at this time of year.