Property, vehicles destroyed in Taylor County grass fires

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TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Property and multiple vehicles were destroyed by grass fires in Taylor County Wednesday.

The fires burned an estimated 100 acres near Bull Wagon Road between Merkel and Tye around 1:30 p.m.

“High winds spread hot ash and embers causing several spot fires,” the Tye Fire Department reports. “Unfortunately some structures and vehicles could not be saved.”

One property was a total loss, but multiple homes and businesses were spared thanks to help from the Tye, View, Merkel, and Hamby Fire Departments, as well as the Texas A&M Forestry Service, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and Taylor Electric.

BigCountryHomepage will update this article once additional information, like the cause of the fire, is released.

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