Residents allowed back in homes after fire contained in Wood County

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:03 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:45 PM CDT
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WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A fire prompted evacuations in an area of Wood County on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Wood County Fire Marshal Tully Davidson, the 20-acre fire has been contained. As of 6 p.m., residents are allowed to go back to their homes.

Davidson said six homes were in the path of the fire, but firefighters were able to protect them. The cause of the fire is not yet known, he said.

Davidson said the response to this fire from Wood County agencies was vast and included seven fire departments who sent 30 members, 15 police responders, EMS, Texas Forest Service, and the fire marshal’s office.

He said they will stay on scene to watch for flare ups for the time being.

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