FMFD investigating cause of Monday’s huge grass fire

Monday’s grass fire burned more than 200 acres in far west Flower Mound. Photo courtesy of the town of Flower Mound.

Flower Mound firefighters returned Tuesday to the scene of one of the largest grass fires in town history.

A large grass fire ignited mid-morning Monday near the northeast corner of FM 1171 and Hwy 377, according to the Flower Mound Fire Department. Twenty-three outside agencies assisted Flower Mound firefighters for more than 10 hours to contain the fire, which grew to more than 200 acres before it was contained and extinguished.

FMFD returned to the site Tuesday to make sure there are no remaining hot spots. While the cause of the fire is yet to be determined and still under investigation Tuesday, “the perfect combination of high winds and dry conditions” helped it grow quickly, according to the town.

The fire, which could be seen and smelled from many miles away, didn’t threaten any homes. It forced the closures of FM 1171 and Hwy 377 for much of the day.

The town encouraged residents to sign up for Flower Mound’s Everbridge Emergency Notification System here in case of future emergency situations.

FMFD extended thanks to the following departments that assisted: Flower Mound Police Department, Flower Mound Public Works, Lewisville, Denton, Denton County Emergency Services, Highland Village, Double Oak, Roanoke, Westlake, Southlake, Grapevine, Justin, Haslet, Lake Cities, Little Elm, Prosper, Frisco, Argyle Fire District, Joshua, Coppell, Carrollton, The Colony, Ponder, Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Highway Patrol.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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