The “Big L” fire, which began on Sunday, March 20, is fifty percent contained. The fire burned approximately 10,366 acres. All evacuation orders have been lifted. County Road 148 is closed for replacement of power infrastructure. All other roads in the fire area are open.
Four firefighters were injured during the fire. Two of them, a mother and daughter from the North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department, were injured on Sunday. Crystal Head was taken to the hospital, treated, and released. Her daughter, Briana Head, was taken to the hospital, but not treated. Two other firefighters were treated for dehydration, and they returned to service. No other injuries are reported.
The only reports of fire-damaged structures came from a single ranch complex. Fire damage assessment continues. Hood County residents whose property was damaged in the Big L fire should contact their insurance company. In addition, they should go to https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ to report damage.
Donations for fire evacuees and firefighters are being received at Decker Gym, 600 West Bridge St., Granbury, TX on Monday until 6 p.m. and Tuesday (March 22) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donations Needed: Non-perishable food, lip balm, eye wash, alcohol-free wipes, over-the counter pain relievers (Tylenol or Advil), and body lotion. Due to public health restrictions, no clothing items are being accepted. Water and sports drinks are not needed.
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