FINAL UPDATE: Young County fire 100% contained, covers 509 acres

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UPDATE: Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:40 a.m.

TAMFS has reported that the fire in Young County has been 100% contained. The total area of the fire is 509 acres.

UPDATE: Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

According to TAMFS, the approximately 600-acre fire in Young County is now 90% contained as of 9:54 a.m.

YOUNG COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The Texas A&M Fire Service (TAMFS) responded to a grass fire in Young County south of Newcastle.

Before 5:30 p.m., the fire was estimated to be about 300 acres, but it has since grown to an estimated 600 acres.

An update from the TAMFS at 9:39 p.m. Friday said the fire was 50% contained.

Drone footage provided by Tony Ramirez, a Southbend VFD Drone Operator shows the scope of the fire.

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