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'Right of Way' fire scorches over 100 acres in Milam Co.

Right of Way fire
Posted at 8:29 PM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-10 21:01:00-04

UPDATE 7:48 P.M. – The "Right of Way" wildfire is now 95 percent contained in Milam County, officials said.

The Texas A&M Forest Service, which is leading the fire response, said the total acres burned in the blaze are less than previously reported because of "more accurate mapping."

Bulldozers and other heavy machinery are on the ground working to expand fire lines with firefighters extinguishing the last of affected areas, according to agency.

UPDATE 8:34 P.M. – The Texas A&M Forest Service said the "Right of Way" fire in Milam County is 80 percent contained.

MILAM COUNTY, Texas – Fire crews from multiple agencies are battling a wildfire that has consumed at least 150 acres in Milam County, authorities said.

Milam County Sheriff Mike Clore confirmed to 25 News efforts are ongoing tonight to control the blaze.

He shared footage on Facebook tonight of a Texas A&M Forest Service helicopter out of Smithville dropping water on the fire.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said at 8 p.m. the "Right of Way" fire is 40 percent contained, according to its website.

The forest service said it received "16 new requests for assistance on wildfires across the state today" as dry, hot conditions sweep Texas.

The sheriff said the public should be aware of dangerous conditions right now for wildfires and urges people take steps to prevent them.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated accordingly.