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Grass Fire in Temple, Texas Sweeps Over 60 Acres of Land

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Tdtnews.com reports that a grass fire near an elementary school on Northeast Loop 363 got out of control on Wednesday and resulted in 60 to 70 acres of land going up in flames. The news writes that “units from Belton, Holland, Moffat, Morgan’s Point Resort, Rogers and Troy came to fight the fire” that started as an attempt at a controlled burn. The person who started the fire was given a citation.

Temple Fire & Rescue spokesman Thomas Pechal told tdtnews.com, “Individuals residing inside Temple who wish to burn must first contact the fire marshal’s office to obtain a burn permit. Bell County residents living in unincorporated areas should contact the Bell County Fire Marshal’s Office for county burning requirements.”

Temple Fire & Rescue posted about the incident on their Facebook page. They explain that the low humidity allowed the flames to travel quickly across the grass. Thankfully, crews were ready to reroute traffic until the fire was under control, and the flames were put out before they reached a barn and mobile home. To see more photos of the end of the grass fire, click here