High winds and dry conditions continue to fuel what has been named the “Big L” north of Lipan, straddling the Hood/Erath County line. It has consumed approximately 6,000 acres and is five percent contained.
One firefighter was treated for burns and taken to a hospital in good condition. No other injuries have been reported.
Road Closures include Tolar Highway at Campbell Road, Star Hollow at Highway 148, Highway 377 at Bluff Dale and Highway 377 at Tolar.
Fire Departments from Hood, Erath and Parker counties, Hood and Erath County Sherriff’s Departments, Granbury Police, the Texas Forest Service and Department of Public Safety have personnel working to contain the fire and keep residents safe.
Residents are reminded Hood County is currently under a Burn Ban.
The National Weather Service Forecast for Monday is for showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 71. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
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