Corn Husk Fire in Falls County 100 percent contained: Texas A&M Forest Service

Published: Aug. 2, 2023 at 3:14 PM CDT
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FALLS COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - The Corn Husk Fire in Falls County spread to about 162 acres, but was 100 percent contained Wednesday evening, the Texas A&M Forest Service announced.

The Texas A&M Fire Service first responded around 1 p.m. in the 700 block of County Road 452 near the town of Bruceville-Eddy.

More than a dozen agencies from Central Texas helped contain the blaze before it spread to nearby structures.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

The Texas A&M Forest Service wants to use this as an opportunity to remind folks that most of the KWTX viewing area is currently under a red flag warning. That means that the National Weather Service has determined that weather conditions currently pose a heightened risk for wildfires.

The Forest Service recommends to be careful when running outdoor lawn mowers and outdoor equipment and avoiding throwing cigarettes out of windows.

“Our main message is just to be vigilant in anything that you’re doing outside because even the smallest things when it’s this dry and this windy can cause a significant wildfire,” Kylie Moran, public information officer for the Texas A&M Forest Service, said.

The red flag warning currently lasts until Thursday at 1 a.m., but the Texas A&M Forest Service expects the National Weather Service to extend that through the rest of the week.

The Forest Service is still investigating the cause of the Corn Husk Fire.