Breckenridge grass fire ongoing, but under control


BRECKENRDIGE, Texas - A grass fire in northeastern Stephens County is still burning but under control.

According to the Stephens County Sheriff's Department, the fire has burned 185 acres and is 80 percent contained.

No structures have been damaged and no one has been injured in the blaze.

As for Monday's fire in Cross Plains, the Callahan County Sheriff's Department said that fire is out after brush burned and there wasn't any damage to structures in the area.

In Stephens County, Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney said 13 trucks and 25 firemen/volunteers were fighting the fire at its highest peak. Three bulldozers with the Texas A&M Forest Service were brought in as part of the effort, Chaney said.

Chaney said the fire's cause was power lines getting caught in trees due to the recent high winds.

Caddo VFD, Waylanf VFD, Hubbard Creek VFD, Salt Creek VFD, Eliasville VFD and firefighters with the Breckenridge Fire Department have been fighting the fire.

(Breckenridge American Editor Rob Durham contributed information to this story)