As of this morning, August 31, 2011, approximately 500 acres have burned in a massive grass fire off Eldridge and the Addick’s Reservoir, north of I-10. There were no structures involved.
The Houston Fire Department was dispatched to the fire about 4:30 p.m. yesterday, August 30, 2011. HFD responded with 32 units and about 100 firefighters. Multiple agencies were involved in the incident, including several boosters and tankers from the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and Katy Volunteer Fire Department. The Office of Emergency Management provided logistical support; and HPD and DPS both sent a helicopter to get a better aerial view, however due to nightfall and limited vision the air support was discontinued. A local news station provided aerial view assistance this morning. The Army Corp of Engineers responded to assist with the incident as well. One firefighter was transported due to the heat and is in stable condition.
The fire is under control, however, several units remain on scene for fire watch.