A San Saba County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said Lowe’s was the only store in town with fresh produce and meat, but there is a Dollar General where some goods are available. Click for a hub of Extension resources related to the current COVID-19 situation. For frequent wildfire and incident updates, follow the Texas A&M Forest Service incident information Twitter account. SAN SABA, TX — San Saba Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a local store early Friday morning. Park on asphalt when parking on the side of the road. Dry grass will ignite at 500 degrees within seconds of contacting a hot surface, and the exhaust and catalytic converter on vehicles can reach temperatures of 1200–1600 degrees or more, igniting the grass underneath. Over the past seven days, state and local resources have responded to 55 fires that have burned 11,607 acres. Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch counties. “Grasses across the state are quickly drying out and are more susceptible to fire ignitions. San Saba: Loss of town’s only grocery store ‘devastating’, Texas nurse, ex-boyfriend die in murder suicide, Missing Texas woman found dead six days after she disappeared, Cowboys practice canceled after strength coach experiences medical emergency, Central Texas shooting victim dies, son jailed, Central Texas county judge will pay $1,000 fine for violating his own stay-at-home order, Texans still can’t buy liquor in Walmart after U.S. Supreme Court rejects bid, Texas toddler killed, boy hurt during shooting; parents not home at time, Post shared by area community Facebook groups sparks spontaneous spirit of giving. San Saba, with about 2,600 residents, is county seat of San Saba County, where 5,841 people live. Accelerated drying of vegetation has elevated the potential for new wildfire starts. “Numerous out-of-state resources are currently in Texas working together with state personnel to contain wildfires that are burning statewide,” said Rogers. Make sure chains are secure and not dragging. According to Les Rogers, Texas A&M Forest Service chief of fire operations, state wildland firefighters have been very busy responding to the increase in wildfire activity across Texas. To prevent wildfires when operating a vehicle, follow these tips: If a wildfire is spotted, immediately contact local authorities. Texas A&M Forest Service Information Officer, AgriLife Extension office for Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin, Texas A&M Forest Service incident information Twitter, Wildfire preparation, recovery topic of Aug. 6 rangeland webinar, In-person/online meeting on Neches River tributaries. The fire was reported at about 1 a.m. Friday at Lowe’s Grocery at 1204 West Wallace in San Saba, and the blaze gutted the building and left it a pile of ash. 1.1K likes. The fire has […] The fire was reported at about 1 a.m. Friday at Lowe’s Grocery at 1204 West Wallace in San Saba, and the blaze gutted the building and left it a pile of ash. A quick response can help save lives and property. As of Aug. 4, the fire has burned an estimated 9,500 acres and is only 50% contained. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Whelan) The fire ignited on Aug. 1, approximately 16 miles east of Brady, as the result of an individual parking and idling their vehicle over tall, dry grass. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Jail records indicate Seth Allen Richards was booked into the Bell County Jail at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday. 1:45 pm Update Monday – According to Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Command, the Mays Fire near the San Saba/McCulloch County line is estimated to be 8,000 acres and 20% contained. The fire has currently burned an estimated 9,500 acres, and is only 50 percent contained at this time. Many of the recent wildfire starts have been attributed to humans and their activities—such as debris burning—and are preventable. Residents were already struggling to keep their pantries stocked with essentials amid the COVID-19 outbreak. "It's very devastating," resident Jana Lackey said. Grass wildfires can spread and grow extremely fast. Fire behavior is very active. Grass wildfires can spread and grow extremely fast. Over the past several days, significant wildfire activity has increased statewide, particularly in central portions of the state, where rainfall has been minimal. Fire officials and police were investigating Friday morning after San Saba’s only full-service grocery store was destroyed overnight by fire. The San Saba Sheriff's Office said no one was injured and they couldn't confirm if the building was a total loss. San Saba Fire-Rescue is a Volunteer Fire Department dedicated to serving the residents of San Saba County. Many of the recent wildfire starts have been attributed to humans and their activities—such as debris burning—and are preventable. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. San Saba Fire-Rescue. Sources: San Saba Sheriff’s Office, Texas A&M Forest Service. Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. Ground crews are currently conducting a burn out operation to hold the fire at County Road 360. SAN SABA, Texas – Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch Counties. Dry grass will ignite at 500 degrees within seconds of contacting a hot surface, and the exhaust and catalytic converter on vehicles can reach temperatures of 1200–1600 degrees or more, igniting the grass underneath. Avoid parking or driving in grass when possible. 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