Friday, June 21, 2024

Update: 232-acre grass fire under control

Local fire departments are assisting firefighters in Wise County on Wednesday in extinguishing a large grass fire that is moving east, toward Denton County.

The grass fire is estimated to be about 232 acres and is about eight miles east of Decatur, and was moving east toward Denton County. The Flower Mound Fire Department and Denton County ESD No. 1 joined other departments in sending a brush truck and firefighters to assist with the firefighting efforts.

The Texas A&M Forest Service said just before noon that it is responding to assist with the fire, dubbed the Sweetwater Creek Fire, which was 0% contained at the time. The forest service said just before 4:30 p.m. that the fire was 95% contained.

Denton and Wise counties are rated at a very high fire danger Wednesday by the Texas A&M Forest Service due to extremely high temperatures, dry conditions and wind gusts over 30 mph. Several other grass fires popped up in and around North Texas on Wednesday.

Check back for updates.

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

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