Texas – The wildfire that started over the weekend in central Texas has burned almost 11,000 acres of land and injured another firefighter – the fire is moving north, starting from Erath and Hood County officials reported.
“A wildfire in central Texas that started over the weekend has burned over 11,000 acres and injured a firefighter, officials say,” ABC News Tweeted.
The wildfire that reportedly began last week erupted due to dry heat and gusty winds in the grassy areas. Due to its rapid spread, the people residing in the city of Lipan, located nearly 18 miles from Granbury, were ordered to evacuate the city and head towards east, said the Hood County Emergency Management Department.
As of Monday’s update, the wildfire, also called ‘Big L’, has been contained barely 20 percent. The residents who were asked to evacuate the area have been permitted to return home.
Earlier, four firefighters reportedly got injured while attempting to contain the fire, according to Hood County officials. “One firefighter suffered first-degree burns,” though he was soon released from the hospital. The remaining three suffered dehydration and are now in a stable condition, according to the reports received.
In addition, the warning alerts were also issued across Southern Texas areas as dry conditions and gusty winds could fuel further wildfires.
With fires erupting throughout the state, weather forecasters have released a storm prediction arriving Monday night or Tuesday Morning. However, it would help bring the precipitation required to fight the strong winds and dry heat.
“The NWS map for Texas right now is absolutely insane. There are flood, tornado, red flag (dangerous wildfires), high wind and blizzard warnings in various parts of the state. Also coastal flood and high surf advisories,” Matthew Watkins, managing editor for Texas Tribune, Tweeted.