I-27 & McCormick grass fire

Amarillo, TX - Dry, windy conditions helped spread a large grass fire Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze started around noon in the area of I-27 and McCormick road. The fire torched part of a median, jumped the service road and continued to burn for another half-mile.

Multiple structures and power lines in the area were threatened, but none suffered any damage. Officials believe the fire may have been started by a cigarette from a passing car.