Aerials: Large wildfire breaks out in Grimes County

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 20 at 10:58 AM

GRIMES COUNTY, Texas—Several fire departments responded to a fast-growing wildfire in Grimes County on Sunday.

Evacuations were underway in parts of the area, including homes near County Road 302 and 304

The Texas Forest Service said the fire started near Pappas Road in Grimes County, which is just south of Stoneham and southwest of Plantersville. South Brazos County Fire units, Grimes County fire departments, along with the Texas and U.S. Forest Service were fighting the blaze.

The TFS says the fire jumped County Road 302, which is just north of Pappas Road. Pappas and Finke Roads were shut down.

Four residences were reportedly being threatened.

The Texas Forest Service dispatched a bulldozer unit and The U.S. Forest Service dispatched two of their own.

A command post for the fire units was set up at the intersection of CR’s 302 and 304.

This story was brought to you thanks to khou.com's partnership with the Galveston County Daily News.

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