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Firefighters put out 241-acre grass fire in Hamilton County

Posted at 7:25 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 09:08:06-05

HAMILTON, COUNTY — The Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department has released information about a large grass fire that burned up 241 acres on Monday.

Dry fuel and weather conditions worked against firefighters as the fire grew to cover a large area near County Road 2005.

"With dry fuel and weather conditions not in our favor, this fire took off. But with the help of county fire departments and resources, this fire was stopped," said Hamilton VFD in a Facebook post.

It took a total of 57 firefighters, 18 brush trucks, four tenders, a fire ATV and three bulldozers to put out the fire.

Fire departments that responded to the fire include Shive, Pottsville, Carlton, Jonesboro, Hico, Evant, Cranfills Gap, and Iredell Volunteer Fire Departments, in addition to the Texas Forest Service.

Hamilton County and Bullard Road graders, Dalton Drilling, Hamilton County EMS and the police and sheriff's department also responded to the fire.

"A special thank you to the citizens and business that donated or brought out food and water," says Hamilton VFD. "We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community and neighboring departments."