Fire burns nearly 200 acres between Splendora, Cleveland areas

HOUSTON – Firefighters from several counties battled a large fire between the Splendora and Cleveland areas for hours on Monday, KPRC 2 has learned.

The Montgomery County Fire Marshal said the fire scorched at least 200 acres after fire officials had issues with the wind.

Firefighters from Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto counties, as well as units from the Texas A&M Forest Service, help extinguish the fire, according to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal. Around 200 acres have burned so far and there is currently a defensive posture in fighting the fire.

The fire threatened several homes on County Roads 3810 and 3802, so a handful of residents from there were evacuated.

Firefighters had a lack of water due to the fire being in a rural area.

By 2:30 p.m. on Monday, firefighters had the fire under control and residents who were evacuated were able to return to their homes.

“I don’t know what the cause of this fire is. It’s currently under investigation. We don’t believe any criminal intent or arson is involved. But I would say this is the second fire in a number of days that have exceeded 200 acres. So it’s one of those things we need to use caution, be responsible, don’t leave fires unattended," said Capt. Eran Denzler, with East Montgomery County Fire Department.

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