Monday, May 23, 2022

Firefighters respond to 500-acre grass fire in Lewisville

Photo courtesy of the Flower Mound Fire Department

The Lewisville Fire Department responded late Wednesday afternoon to a large grass fire, the smoke from which could be seen from all over North Texas.

The fire was located near the 2100 block of East Hwy 121 Business, in the LLELA Nature Preserve. Firefighters from Flower Mound, Frisco and several other surrounding cities responded to mutual aid requests with brush trucks to help contain and extinguish the blaze, which couldn’t be accessed by normal fire trucks, according to Lewisville FD.

At 7:15 p.m., the “fire is almost out now and some of the crews are starting to be cut loose,” a city spokesman said, adding that it should be fully out within an hour. The fire was estimated to have been contained to about 500-600 acres. No structures were burned and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation Thursday afternoon, according to a city spokesman. UNT was conducting prescribed burns in the area earlier in the day, but had completed them and cleared the scene before the incident.

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

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