Grass fire in Roscoe burns 86 acres of land

A bolt of lightning sparked a grass fire in Roscoe on Wednesday afternoon that burned 86 acres of land.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, a bolt of lightning hit land near Highland School in Roscoe that ignited a grass fire.

The fire departments of Maryneal, Roscoe and Sweetwater were all dispatched to the site of the fire, with the Texas A&M Forest Service later being sent to the scene of the blaze due to terrain and mud compromising efforts to get the fire under control.

More than three hours after the fire began, firefighters were able to contain the inferno with dozer lines and brush trucks, the latter of which extinguished hot spots near the lines of the fire to keep it from spreading further away from where the fire started.

Despite 86 acres of land being burned by the blaze, no injuries were reported and no structures were threatened by the grass fire.

KTXS News will have more information on this developing story once more details become available.

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