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Monday, April 25, 2011


More than a dozen families and their homes were threatened in Conroe today as a forest fire swept through the west side of the city.

Firefighters say they're still not sure how the fire started but it cut through at least 20 acres of land. There was concern for the dozen or so of families who live in Summers Gate subdivision just off loop 336.

The fire came right to the back of their homes in the neighborhood.

Keith Werley says his son in law called him at work and thats when he jumped into his truck and headed home.

Werley says he was relieved when he realized the Conroe Fire department had the situation under control.

However, some of Werley's neighbors took extra precautions by using their home sprinkled system to keep the back of their property moist.

Conroe Fire Chief Ken Krager says the toughest problem fighting the fire were the strong winds and dry conditions. Krager says it took about three hours to control the flames. He confirms no property was destroyed and no one was injured.

Firefighters will remain on the scene of the fire for at least 24 hours to ensure it doesn't flare back up.
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