Overnight rain and humidity aided the multiple fire departments working to contain a wildfire at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, officials said Monday.

As of Monday afternoon, 70% of the wildfire in northern Bexar County had been contained. An estimated 3,000 acres have been burned. 

There were no additional flare-ups Sunday night and the fire did not spread further, according to a press release from the 502d Air Base Wing at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).

Evacuations of surrounding neighborhoods were not expected, according to the press release. Investigators have not yet identified the cause of the fire. 

In a written statement, JBSA said coordinated efforts of fire departments and agencies have been vital to fire suppression efforts. 

Since Saturday, fire crews have worked to contain the brush fire that nearly doubled in size after the first night, mostly due to high winds. The blaze, which was found to have begun in a demolition range area at JBSA’s Camp Bullis, began Saturday afternoon. 

The Texas A&M Forest Service fire departments across JBSA and those of Leon Creek, Bulverde and Shavano Park fought the blaze with the help of additional support from other partners surrounding the area. 

Camp Bullis consists of 27,000 acres of wildlands, ranges and training areas for service personnel. JBSA personnel who train at the site were temporarily relocated. No injuries had been reported, and buildings previously occupied had not been damaged, according to JBSA. 

Raquel Torres

Raquel Torres is the San Antonio Report's breaking news reporter. She previously worked at the Tyler Morning Telegraph and is a 2020 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.