AREA FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE GRANGERLAND GRASS FIRE

What started out as a controlled burn on Brown Road in Grangerland quickly got out of hand with the low humidity, winds and dry grass.

Caney Creek Fire Department arrived on the scene with a large brush fire that had plenty of fuel and was fast moving with the winds. Some structures were at risk but firefighters and property owners worked quickly to stop the fire spread to them. The next task was to stop the fire before it made it to the dense woods along Caney Creek.

Caney Creek immediately requested additional tankers and booster trucks from their other stations and from New Caney, River Plantation and Cut and Shoot and the Texas Forest Service.

With the additional resources the fire was quickly brought under control. They spent over an hour checking hot spots and monitoring an oak tree well over 100 years old in which the fire had gotten inside and the upper limbs were acting as a chimney spouting smoke and fire.

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