A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 7am SUNDAY. 1" to 3" of rain, with localized totals between 5" & 7" will be possible as a slow moving, weak cold front arrives through early Sunday.
Authorities say a wildfire that started from a campfire has burned about 175 acres in Central Texas and threatens five homes.
Texas Forest Service spokeswoman Mark Kay Hicks says that the wildfire that started Sunday was only about 20 percent contained by Monday morning.
Hicks says three of the five threatened homes were evacuated overnight but those who live there were allowed back this morning.
She says fire started at Mother Neff State Park in Bell County and has moved to Coryell County.
She says that they are concerned about the wind picking up Monday afternoon. She added that the fire is in a rugged area that makes it hard get dozers in some areas.
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