UPDATE: Firefighters said the 9-acre wildfire was 100% contained by 3 p.m.
The Lufkin Fire Department made it to the scene with 22 firefighters, three engines, two brush trucks, one fire UTV and three support staff. Three chiefs were also among the group.
The city’s Street Department and Texas Forest Service also arrived at the fire with bulldozers to make containment lines. The Lufkin Police Department brought their drone for aerial monitoring.
The city also wanted to remind people that Lufkin and Angelina County are still under a burn ban.
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Lufkin Fire Department and Angelina County are currently working to contain a 9-acre wildfire in a brushy tree line to the west of Southwood near Hoshall Drive.
According to a statement from the City of Lufkin, the fire is contained to a large tract of private property with no neighboring structures. The fire was discovered following a report of smoke in the area around 8 a.m.
“Though we don’t know exactly how this fire started, we have had reports of heavy lightning in the area from yesterday evening’s storms,” said City of Lufkin spokeswoman, Jessica Pebsworth. “Again, we ask that this incident be a reminder of the current fire danger. Angelina County and the City of Lufkin remain under a burn ban.”
Texas Forest Service is also on the scene.