A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Leon Counties until 9pm Monday, for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery,San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, and Washington Counties until 7pm Monday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. Widespread 2" to 4" rain accumulations are possible through Monday, with localized 8" to 11" possible.
HUNT, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says wildfires in the Texas Hill Country have burned about 6,200 acres and are threatening about 50 homes.
The fires have killed one man and injured two firefighters, one of whom is in critical condition.
Winds around 15 miles per hour and low humidity were the biggest
concern for firefighters Satuday.
But forecasters expect the humidity to fall later this evening and for temperatures to cool.
Most of the fires were at least 50 percent contained by Saturday afternoon.
Since December, wildfires in Texas have burned more than a
million acres and claimed 431 homes.
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