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Fast-moving grass fire moves through rural McLennan County

Posted at 10:52 PM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 23:52:35-04

A wildfire moved through rural McLennan County this evening.

The fire, now contained, started around 7 p.m. and was located near the town of Riesel just off Rice Road.

Seven volunteer fire departments were notified, including Mart, Riesel, Marlin, Reagan, Lott, Chilton, and Golinda. Additionally, a forest service chopper was called to assist.

Earlier Tuesday, the McLennan County Commissioner's Court issued an order prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Riesel Fire