Cy-Fair firefighters keep an eye out for small grass fires
The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department tackled a three-acre fire inside a wooded area Sunday, but has more often been dealing with smaller outbreaks in the current dry conditions.
Sunday's fire took place at 12400 Pleasant Grove Road and took about eight hours to contain, says department spokesperson Robert Rasa. "It was about a half-mile inside the woods, and about three acres were burning," Rasa says. He says firefighters and bulldozers from the Texas Forest Service kept the fire from getting near homes in the neighboring subdivisions.
"We did respond back the next day on Monday, yesterday, for about two hours to put hot-spots out," he says.
Rasa says brush fires haven't put a strain on the department's resources, but admits that small, less-than-one-acre grass fires have become more frequent in the past two months. "Over the past couple weeks, we've done at least one or two a day," he says. "We stay pretty busy... we've seen several grass fires, but fortunately we've got enough booster trucks and personnel."
The department, along with many others, also helped put out a recent 50-acre fire in Tomball.
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