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The outbreak of wildfires across Texas over the Labor Day weekend have reached the northern parts of Waller County.

A grass fire is burning in the vicinity of the Waller/Montgomery/Grimes County borders. An estimated 2,500 acres have so far been consumed, according to firefighters.

The fire began near the Todd Mission area along FM1774 on Monday afternoon. It is moving in a southerly direction pushed by high winds.

County residents in the Fox Crest, Remington Trails, Oak Hollow, Clear Creek Forest, Twin Oaks, and Lakeside Estates subdivisions have been evacuated.

Evacuees needing shelter can go to Magnolia High School, at 14390 FM 1488, where the Red Cross has set up an evacuation center.

FM 1774 from CR 302 to FM 1487 is currently closed because of the fire.

There are no reports at this time of wild fire activity around the Katy area.

To the west of Katy in is another large uncontained fire that has so far ravaged more than 1,000 acres north of Columbus in Colorado County.

This wave of fires has been contributed to the extreme drought conditions combined with high winds. Residents are urged to be extremely cautious to avoid any activity that could spark a fire outdoors.

  • Anonymous

    The Katy Fire Dept. is collecting items for firefighters and residents in Bastrop, TX. Items can be dropped-off at 1417 Ave. D in Katy.

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