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High winds, dry vegetation caused grass fire to spread quickly in Gatesville

Posted at 12:37 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 13:37:12-05

GATESVILLE, TX — High winds and dry brush caused a grass fire to spread quickly in Gatesville.

The Gatesville Fire Department was called out near North Highway 36 Bypass and FM 929 after a power line sparked a fire.

When firefighters arrived, the fire was 1/4 acre in size. However, high winds caused the fire to grow quickly, spreading to roughly four acres before units could contain it.

The department says this is an example of how dry the vegetation is and how quickly a grass fire can spread.