Brush fire near Grulla High School 90% contained, officials say

10 months 1 day 1 hour ago Tuesday, August 02 2022 Aug 2, 2022 August 02, 2022 2:35 PM August 02, 2022 in News - Local

Students and staff at La Grulla High School have been evacuated due to a nearby brush fire, district officials said Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, the fire, named the Mission Street 2 fire, has burned 189 acres. 

As of Tuesday evening, the fire was 90% contained, according to Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Fire Coordinator James Degrazia.

Degrazia added that there’s still a risk of hot spots.

"This fire went from uncontrolled to controlled, to uncontrolled again,” Degrazia said. “We have obviously high heat index, and push from really strong winds.”

Fire crews from the cities of La Joya, Rio Grande City and La Grulla responded to the brush fire near the baseball and football fields on the Grulla High School campus.

School officials have canceled all activities after smoke reached the buildings at the high school.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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