A trash fire got out of hand Thursday afternoon as firefighters from six different agencies fought to keep it away from nearby homes.
The fire started in the Woodland area of Lazy Lane and Mesquite Rd. which is located north of Hwy. 12 and west of Hwy. 62. Residents at five different homes were asked to evacuate as firefighters from Emergency Service Districts 1,3 and 4 along with the Texas Forest Service, Pinehurst, Vidor and Buna fought the quickly spreading blaze. The Sheriff’s Office used their drone to aid firefighters from above and the Acadian Task Force was on scene for any possible injuries.
They were just about to call in a helicopter with a water bucket when they decided they had it under control. Joel Ardoin with OC Emergency Management said 6-8 acres burned along with one travel trailer.
The county took quick action after the fire was out and called for a burn ban for the county, something they mentioned they were thinking about doing next week because of the dry conditions. The burn ban means outdoor burning is prohibited except for in a pit or a BBQ pit.