Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations west of Fort Worth

Large grass fire threatens home, forces evacuations west of Fort Worth

In Central Texas, there is a for Lampasas County until 6 p.m. due to low humidity and gusty winds.

Early on, Kertok said 12 homes on Fox Hunt Trail were in danger but no structures have burned.

The grass fire, which has burned at least 200 acres, is raging just north of I-20 near where it merges with Interstate 30, Parker County spokesman Joel Kertok said. No homes in the area were impacted but cattle were evacuated.

Firefighters have now contained 40 percent of a wildfire that has closed two heavily traveled interstates in North Texas. Winds and dry conditions allowed the fire to spread west, toward the more populated part of the town.

"If it wasn't for all the help that we received from Parker County and Tarrant County and all the other surrounding agencies, it would have been probably worse", said Chief Mike Lenoir with the Willow Park Fire Department.

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Winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour are expected with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. As a result, I-20 is shut down in both directions in Willow Park and even impacting I-30.

The fire started in the Willow Park Community and is spreading to the Southeast.

Smoke from the massive Parker County grass fire is making visibility very hard for drivers along Interstate 20.

The Flower Mound Fire Department on Monday afternoon said parts of US 377 were closed. Officials didn't immediately provide details Monday.


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