GRIMES COUNTY, Texas — A mandatory evacuation order was issued for some homeowners in Grimes, Montgomery and Waller counties northwest of Houston Monday afternoon after a wildfire threatened nearby homes.
An estimated 80 percent of homes along with a number of vehicles were destroyed as fire swept through the Remington Forest neighborhood in Waller County.
The evacuation order was issued for the Lake Hollyhill subdivision in Grimes County, near FM 1774 — south of CR 302 and north of Riley Road.
In Montgomery County, the order was in effect for all residents living between FM 1774 and FM 1486, from where the roads intersect in Magnolia to the Grimes County line.
Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said the wildfire, which has grown to 150 acres, was located in Montgomery County, but about 60 residences in the Lake Hollyhill subdivision were evacuated in Grimes County.
The sheriff said he is concerned the fire could move toward those homes.