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Emergency crews gain more control over Camp Bullis brush fire

This post has been updated.

A brush fire continued to burn through the demolition range on Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis in Northwest Bexar County on Monday.

Officials said the fire, which began Saturday "in an active training area," spread to more than 3,000 acres, but it was 70% contained by
Monday afternoon.

JBSA officials said there were no additional flare-ups or growth overnight. No further evacuations to communities were expected.

Some rain early Monday and extra humidity were very helpful with containment operations, according to a news release.

On Saturday night, fire crews removed unburned vegetation in the area to try and stop the spread.

JBSA reported no injuries and no occupied buildings were damaged.

The coordinated and combined efforts of the JBSA fire departments, along with numerous area fire departments and agencies, have been vital to fire suppression efforts, the JBSA said.

Emergency Operations Center director, Lieutenant Colonel Clemente Berrios, said during a news conference a training exercise was being conducted when the fire started.

"We're still investigating the circumstances of the fire and that investigation could take several weeks to occur," Berrios said.

Further updates from JBSA via Twitter about the fire may followed at #TrainingArea23Fire.

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