WALKER COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Texas A&M Forest Service continues efforts to contain a 4,400-acre fire in Walker County near Houston.
As of Monday evening, the fire — dubbed the Game Preserve Fire — is approximately 4,428 acres and 70% contained, while all initial fireline construction is finished.
“Crews continue to widen and improve line while working on contingency lines,” the Forest Service posted on social media around 5:20 p.m. Monday. “Areas of the fire still hold a lot of heat.”
The latest updates come after officials with the Forest Service said in a social media post Saturday they were responding to a nearly 4,000-acre fire. As of late Saturday morning, the fire was 3,800 acres in size and 20%.
Officials said the fire was 4,254 acres in size and 40% contained as of Sunday morning. The Forest Service noted the flanks and head of the fire remained active, with aircraft and engine crews helping to protect nearby structures from the blaze.
Officials added a temporary flight restriction is now in place for the Game Preserve Fire, with people asked to avoid the area “to create a safe space for firefighting aircraft.”