Wildfire near Comfort, Center Point 80% contained; no injuries, officials say

No evacuations have been ordered

The wildfire east of Kerrville, between Comfort and Center Point, is nearly 50% contained and under control, according to city officials. (KSAT)

Sunday Update:

The wildfire east of Kerrville, between Comfort and Center Point, is now 80% contained, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.

Up from nearly 50% Saturday night, the Texas Forest Service and other firefighters in the area are still working to extinguish the flames.

At last check, a barn, well pump house and two stock trailers were destroyed in the fire, but no injuries have been reported.

** UPDATE 5pm ** The Sakewitz Fire is currently 80% contained. The Texas Forest Service, as well as firefighters from...

Posted by Kerr County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, March 27, 2022

Saturday Update:

The wildfire east of Kerrville, between Comfort and Center Point, is nearly 50% contained and under control, according to city officials.

Authorities said the fire was still burning as of 8 p.m. and everyone is still urged to avoid the area as crews continue putting out the flames.

There are 80 personnel and 35 firefighting assets on scene, multiple bulldozers and one helicopter helping contain the fire. Evacuations are not in effect at this time.

A barn, well pump house and two stock trailers were destroyed in the fire, but no injuries were reported. The Red Cross is providing food support on scene.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Our friends at KCSO are reporting that the Sakewitz Fire is about 50% contained and is considered under control, while...

Posted by City of Kerrville - Police Department on Saturday, March 26, 2022

Original:

Fire crews are battling a wildfire east of Kerrville and north of SH 27 between Comfort and Center Point Saturday afternoon.

According to the City of Kerrville Police Department, the fire is in the area of Sakewitz Road and Wilson Creek Road.

Officials said the fire is affecting about 40 acres at this time. Cattle in the area are being moved to safety on SH 27.

Kerrville Fire Department, Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, and Comfort Volunteer Fire Department are currently battling this fire. The Boerne Fire Department along with the New Braunfels Fire Department are assisting in fire response efforts as well.

People are urged to avoid the area as traffic is making it harder for crews to work.

KSAT will update this story as more information becomes available.

More on KSAT:


About the Author:

Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.