Friday, August 19, 2022

Firefighters knock down grass fire near church

A wayward model rocket sparked a 12-acre grass fire in Bartonville on Friday afternoon.

The fast-moving blaze, driven by strong southeast winds, broke out just after 4 p.m. and spread to the neighboring sports fields next to Lantana Community Church, which also houses Harvest Christian Academy.

The school lost an estimated $150,000 of athletic equipment in the fire.

The church building was not affected and no injuries were reported.

Max Miller
Max Miller is the publisher of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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