Texas Forest Service, volunteer firefighters have wildland fire contained near Big Sandy

TFS crew will stay on to watch for hot spots during the night

Texas Forest Service, volunteer firefighters have wildland fire contained near Big Sandy
A helicopter is being used by the Texas Forest Service to douse hotspots. (Source: Big Sandy VFD Facebook page)

BIG SANDY, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: As of 10:25 p.m., an official with Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department said that they have left the scene, as the fire has been contained. The Texas Forest Service will remain at the scene tonight, however, to watch for hot spots in the fire area.

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Firefighters are using heavy equipment and a helicopter to battle a wildfire in the Big Sandy area Monday night.

According to a post by the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, they are assisting the Texas Forest Service with a 10 acre wildland fire. It is located south of Old Waters Bluff Road.

Our department is currently on scene with Texas Forest Service of approximately 10 acre wildland fire south of Old Waters Bluff Rd. TFS bulldozer is cutting line and a Type II helicopter is making water drops on hot spots. There is no threat to structures or public at this time.

Posted by Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, September 16, 2019

The forest service is using a helicopter to make water drops on hotspots. They say there is no threat to any structures or to the public at this time.

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