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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) County units attempt to suppress a grass fire on Miller Bend Road in Newcastle Tuesday, Aug. 2. The fire was reported by Texas A&M Forest Service to be 100% contained as of Wednesday, Aug. 3.
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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER)
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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER)

County units, TAMFS respond to Newcastle grass fire

Texas A&M Forest Service was called Tuesday evening to assist with a grass fire on Miller Bend Road in Newcastle. The fire was one of three responded to by Young County Rural Volunteer Fire Departments.

VFDs responded to different three fires in less than 45 minutes Tuesday. The first fire was reported at 3:08 p.m. on FM 3109, one mile south of FM 209. The second fire, reported at 3:27 p.m., was located on Komo Road, east of FM 3109. The Miller Bend Fire was reported at 3:42 p.m.

The Komo Road and FM 3109 fires were cleared at 4:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m., respectively.

At 7:17 p.m., TAMFS reported that it was responding to a request for assistance in Young County. The fire was originally estimated at 100 acres.

“The #MillerBendFire in Young County is an estimated 100 acres and 50% contained,” TAMFS wrote at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday. “Dozers are working on the left flank of the fire. Engine crews conduct tactical firing operations to remove any unburned vegetation between the fire and containment lines.”

On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 3, TAMFS reduced the size to 50 acres, and by that evening, the agency reported the fire was 100% contained and state resources had been released.

The Graham Leader

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