North Texas

100-Plus Acres Burn as Windy Weather Fuels Area Grass Fires

Weather hampers efforts to stamp out brush, grass fires

Low humidity and high winds in excess of 20 mph fueled several grass fires in North Texas Thursday.

Wise County

In Wise County, a 100-acre fire was burning near Crafton along County Road 1787. The Wise County Messenger reports a structure along Farm-to-Market Road 2265 caught fire and that several houses along County Road 1770, which has been closed to traffic, were threatened.

The fire has jumped FM 2265 and spread as far south as CR 1770, the Messenger reported.

Parker County

In Parker County, a 40-acre three-alarm brush fire was brought under control near Cattlebaron Drive and White Settlement Road Thursday afternoon.

Parker County officials said several structures, mostly trailers, on the west side of Cattlebaron were threatened as the fire pushed toward the roadway.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control before any homes or significant structures were damaged.

Officials say the fire was caused by bottle rockets.

Johnson County

Firefighters in Johnson County were battling a grass fire reported near the 600 block of Holly Drive in Burleson. The size of the fire and whether it's threatening structures has not been confirmed.

Dallas County

A small brush fire in south Dallas near Lawson and Scyene roads was tapped out Thursday. After spreading to an approximate area of 100 feet by 75 feet, the fire was extinguished without causing any major damage.

There have been no injuries reported in connection with any of the fires.

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