Update: 1000 Acres Burned From Nolan County Grass Fire, Fully Contained

Update: 1000 Acres Burned From Nolan County Grass Fire, Fully Contained

The massive grass fire in Maryneal has been contained.
Updated 7:30 p.m. (8/16/14):

The massive grass fire that sparked in Maryneal on Friday has been contained as of late Saturday afternoon, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The fire has burned 1000 acres. The Sweetwater Fire Department says units from Sweetwater, Maryneal, Nolan and Texas A&M Forest Service were in the area for much of the day.

No residential properties were nearby but a train trestle was destroyed as a result.

Updated at 4:44 p.m.


The Texas A&M Forest Service is reporting a massive fire about 20 miles south of Sweetwater.

The fire has reportedly burned 500 acres so far and is only around 10 percent contained at this time.

Six fire departments have responded, though their progress is being impeded by rough terrain. Therefore, fire officials are not certain how long it will take to get the fire completely contained.

There is a nearby oil rig that firefighters warn may be in danger as the fire continues to burn slowly north.

Along with firefighters, officers are also on the scene investigating what may have caused the fire.

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