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Forest Service Provides Eastland Compound Update, Holds Community Meeting

EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Texas A&M Forest Service has released an update on the latest fire vsconditions at the Eastland Complex, which is made up of four separate fires in Eastland County. They will also hold a meeting open to the public on the final terms on Thursday.

In a Live post to Facebook On the Eastland County Today page, Adam Turner of the Texas A&M Forest Service said Tuesday’s cloud cover had a big impact, increasing the complex’s fire containment by up to 70% overall.

While minimal smoke and heat is expected on Wednesday, crews will still be at each fire, working to extinguish them completely.

More smoke is expected Thursday and as the Big Country heads into the weekend, along with a higher level of fire danger.

The Texas A&M Forest Service has warned residents not to call a fire in areas that have already been established. The forest service did tell 9-1-1 or a local fire station immediately if a new fire starts.

With critical fire weather expected the weekend of March 25, there will be a community meeting to talk about the latest information on the fires, FEMA grants and more.

This meeting will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m., at Maverick Stadium in Eastland, where the officials will also answer questions.