HOPEWELL, Texas — Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott, a Republican, said Thursday that 1,054 homes have been destroyed at a golf course in southwest Houston.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday night that it had received reports of the fire at the Heartwell golf club.
It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze.
It took nearly two weeks to put out the blaze and about $400,000 to extinguish the fire.
The fire was brought under control about 8 p.m.
Thursday, Abbott said at a news conference in the capital city of Houston.
It has destroyed about 1,050 homes and has caused an estimated $1.6 million in damages, according to the state.
It has taken firefighters about eight hours to put the blaze out.
Abbott said that the Texas Health and Human Services Department was notified by the state fire marshal that the damage had been estimated at $1 million.
It is unclear whether the blaze has spread to other areas.
The fire is one of several to affect Texas in recent years, including the state’s drought.
In November, about 1.4 million people in Texas were affected by droughts.