Wildfire lights up night sky in Matagorda County

Credit: Guy Potter ' Wildfire reported in Matagorda County early Oct. 17, 2017

MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas – Officials in Matagorda County say a wildfire is burning at a wildlife refuge east of Sargent.

KHOU 11 viewer Guy Potter shared video of a line of fire east of FM 457 at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. Another clip showed fire right along the roadway.

According to Bill Orton with the Pct. 6 Constable’s Office, wildlife officials say the fire is not a controlled burn.

“I would advise everyone to limit traveling the section of FM 457 from Caney Drive/CR298 to Carancahua CR201 during the night and early morning,” Orton posted on Facebook.

The wildlife refuge plans on doing a controlled burn to cut off the fire, which will continue to cause heavy smoke along FM 457.

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