Dry Brush Conditions Helps Spread Fire in Brownsville

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, May 15 2017 May 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 4:22 PM May 15, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville fire crews worked more than eight hours to put out a grass fire that burned nearly 100 acres.

The fire broke out Sunday near the intersection of Minnesota Ave. and Southmost Road.

The brush was so thick fire crews couldn’t use their brush trucks to try to get ahead of the fire to fight it.

Assistant Fire Chief Cesar Pedraza said the current dry brush conditions also helped the fire spread quickly.

With the exception of barbeque pits, Pedraza said it is illegal to burn a fire in any open containers within Brownsville city limits.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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