The driver of a log truck lost control and rolled over on a curve on FM355. The driver, unfortunately, was killed in the crash, and his rig burst into flames. The fire spread quickly, and if the facts reported on ABC13.com are correct, the fire spread to 2,500 acres. Several homes around Old Onalaska Road were evacuated and remain evacuated this morning. Click on the link above to see a video shot by a local resident near the fire.
Trinity County is northeast of Harris County. If you’d like to see where it is on a map of Texas counties, here is a link for you on Geology.com.
It’s pretty amazing that the fire could spread to 2,500 acres so quickly, but I guess it’s possible. Everything is as dry as tinder right now. Terribly sad about the driver. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his/her family, and to the firefighters who will fight this blaze in extreme heat again today. I’ll try to get more information on this fire today. I’m also still searching for more details on the fire near Huntsville, Texas. The Forest Service may release more information later this morning on both of these fires.