Big Spring Fire Officials Say Brush Fire in State Park Under Control UPDATE 7:20PM 4/7/13
CBS 7 News
April 7, 2013
From our news partners at KBST: According to Big Spring fire chief Craig Ferguson the fire is under control near the state park.
Crews are cutting fire lines right now and will be on the scene for an extended period of time to insure no hot spots spark up.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
From our news partners at KBST:
We do recommend you keep away from the fire area to allow the fire department to do their jobs. Police are blocking roads near the fire area please keep those areas clear also. The state park is closed while the fire department fights the fires. With the shifting winds the danger level is high, the area will be under a fire weather watch throughout the day tomorrow.
Big Spring Fire Department is on the scene of the fire which is burning southwest of Scenic Mountain State Park. There are structures nearby but the wind at this time looks to be pushing the fire towards the park and away from SWCID and Hillside Properties.
Big Spring fire officials tell CBS 7 that the fire has not destroyed or damaged any structures at this time.
They say most of the fire is contained to 10 acres on a portion of Big Spring State Park.
A cause has not been determined at this time.
Our news partners at KBST say the fire began near Albrook and Thorpe. Homes in the area currently safe, according to fire officials.
Big Spring – City and county fire crews are on the scene of a brush fire in Big Spring.
Howard County Volunteer Fire officials say the fire is inside the state park off of FM 700.
We have a crew on the way to bring you more information. Stay with CBS 7 and CBS7.com for the very latest.