SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Residents of Sweetwater were evacuated due to a grassfire but now they are allowed to return home.

The Sweetwater Fire Department shared that Circle Drive was reopened at 4:00 p.m., and Poplar Street from 8th Street to 10th Street was opened just a couple of hours later.

City officials say police and school staff were present at the Coliseum to help reunite families with students who were on school buses that were diverted from the evacuation area.

Those in need can seek shelter at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Everyone is asked to avoid this area while firefighters work to contain the flames.

No further information is available at this time.