Howard Co. Fire Crews Battle Flare Up of Last Nights Grass Fire 3/24/13
CBS 7 News
March 24, 2013
UPDATE 6:00 PM
The flare up from last night's grass fire has been contained by Howard County Volunteer Fire Fighters.
Crews says they'll remain on scene to monitor hot spots.
Howard County Fire says the grass fire is still 95% contained--they were called out on a flare up around 3 today, but it is now burning out on its own. There will still be pockets of burning throughout tonight until tomorrow.
UPDATE 5:50 PM
Our crew in Big Spring says Howard County Volunteer Fire Fighters are currently battling a flare up from last night's grass fire.
Stay with CBS7 for more details.
Big Spring – It was a busy night for Howard County fire crews. Crews were fighting several blazes due to windy conditions last night.
The worst is a grass fire in SE Howard County near Snyder Field Road and 821. Fire officials say it burned about 250 acres. The cause of the large fire was downed power lines.
No structures were damaged and there were no people reported injured.
There were a few other smaller fires In Howard Co. Saturday night as well, but all of those were contained and no structure damage reported.
Fire officials say downed power lines sparked the fires.
"We did have some houses that it was moving to, but we got it all contained and averted having any structure damage," said Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tommy Sullivan.