Grass Fire Burns Five Acres Before Being Put Out by Local Fire Departments

CROSS PLAINS, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A grass fire burned approximately 5 acres before being brought under control.

According to officials, a vehicle traveling on Highway 36 had a blowout that sparked the fire in the bar ditch that then spread to a nearby coastal field.

The fire burned around 5 acres before the Cross Plains Volunteer Fire Department was able to bring it under control.  Wet field conditions made it difficult to fight the fire; several trucks had to be pulled from the mud.

With the combined efforts of the Cross Plains, Rising Star, Burkett, Lake Coleman and Baird fire departments the fire was contained.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation.  Another firefighter is at the station being checked out.

The small portion of the area still smoking is being monitored by Cross Plains VFD.


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