TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas — The Taylor County Sheriff's Office provided an update on the Mesquite Heat fire Monday morning.
The area affected remains at 11,265 acres, and is at 52 percent containment.
The TCSO noted the changes to acreage numbers in the last few days have increased because of aerial surveillance and mapping of the fire and the affected areas. The fire has not been expanding.
The sheriff's office said it will continue to have a heavy presence in the area to ensure the public's safety adding anyone in the area needs to remain mindful of first responders and heavy equipment working in and around the area.
Some isolated spots are being allowed to burn themselves out, but are being monitored.
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