BROOKS COUNTY, Texas — The 'Miller Fire' in Brooks County forced the evacuation of the U.S. Border Patrol station in Falfurrias, Texas, late Friday afternoon.
According to a deputy with the Brooks County Sheriff's Department and the Brooks County Attorney, the fire broke out along County Road 300 off Highway 281 and spread to multiple structures including homes and vehicles. They also said they've received reports of ammunition going off.
Falfurrias police said six homes have been completely destroyed in the fire, as well as multiple vehicles. No injuries have been reported.
Officials blocked off the area to prevent traffic from coming too near the flames. Meanwhile, officials said nearby property owners were busy hosing down their land to try and prevent the flames from spreading.
Currently, containment is at 97%, which means the fire is almost completely secured. 100% containment will mean the fire will be unable to spread any further.
According to the Texas A&M Forest Service the 'Miller Fire' has burned 271 acres.
Multiple agencies fought the flames from the ground. The Forest Service reported air support was also provided. Helicopters were spotted dropping water on hard to reach areas.
Firefighters will remain in the area for the next few days to monitor hot spots.
Those in the Brooks County community who need to report damage to their property may do so at damage.tdem.texas.gov.
3News will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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