Grass Fire Possibly Ignited by SpaceX Starhopper Test
BROWNSVILLE – Firefighters are on the scene near the SpaceX Boca Chica launch pad working to put out a grass fire.
Fire officials say it was caused by last night’s starhopper test.
A SpaceX spokesperson says their team is working with the Brownsville Fire Department to manage the incident, which is under control.
Brownsville Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the fire scorched about an acre and there was no threat to the surrounding area.
After 6 a.m. Friday, we witnessed the flames burning, but the fire was largely put out by 7:30 a.m. before it reignited.
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