1 person injured after a Montgomery County fire pile turned into a 6-acre blaze, officials say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) — One person was injured after a Montgomery County fire pile turned into a 6-acre blaze, officials said.

A fire pile in block 5400 of Honea Egypt led to a large wildfire on Sunday afternoon.

The fire grew to 6 acres before firefighters could get it under control, officials said.

The Texas A&M Forest Service responded with two bulldozers to build a containment line around the fire.

A complaint was issued for violating the incineration ban. That was just one of several subpoenas issued across the county today, authorities said.

According to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, the injured person was a civilian who was trying to help the property owner put out the fire.

The injured person was treated at the scene after suffering from heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, authorities said.

“It’s frustrating that people are still ignoring the warnings (ban on burning) and still burning. “It makes things dangerous for everyone. We had burned buildings, damaged homes, and one death in Harris County. It’s as bad as it gets right now, so we need burn ban enforcement people.”

ALSO SEE: 1 man died at the scene of the fire that burned through 27 acres in NW Harris County, officials say

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