Area fire departments responding to grass fires in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties

Area fire departments responding to grass fires in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Crews are responding to grass fires happening in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties.

Swisher County:

According to the Randall County Fire Department’s spokesperson, units from Tulia, Happy and Canyon responded to a fire near Tulia.

The grass fire is located off I-27, just north of Tulia.

The fire, which burned 300 acres, reportedly started after a truck hauling a dumpster had something smoldering blow out of it.

Area fire departments responding to grass fires in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties (Source: KFDA)
Area fire departments responding to grass fires in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties (Source: KFDA) (Source: KFDA)

Officials said the fire is 95 percent contained at this time.

Units from Tulia, Happy and Canyon are responding to a fire off I-27, just north of Tulia. (Source: KFDA)
Units from Tulia, Happy and Canyon are responding to a fire off I-27, just north of Tulia. (Source: KFDA) (Source: KFDA)

Cimarron County:

According to the Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office, fire departments were on the scene of a grass fire Wednesday afternoon, as well as the Baca County and Cimarron County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said the fire was on the Oklahoma/Colorado state line.

**Update** 1930- Fire is out and crews are home. 1720-Fire Departments are still fighting this grass fire. Making great progress with getting the fire out. Below in the comments is an updated picture. Multiple Fire Departments on scene fighting this fire. Baca County and Cimarron County Sheriff’s Offices on scene as well. Current Fire! Oklahoma/Colorado State line. Fire Departments are on scene.

Posted by Cimarron County Sheriffs Office on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Keyes Fire Department said the fire has been contained as of 6:30 p.m.

Area fire departments responding to grass fires in Swisher, Cimarron and Carson counties

Carson County:

A grass fire has also broke out in Carson County.

The National Weather Service said the grass fire is happening northeast of Washburn, near the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

A state trooper told NewsChannel 10 the fire started from the highway.

The Texas Forest Service responded to the fire, saying it burned 400 acres.

Officials said the fire has been contained.

The National Weather Service said the grass fire is happening northeast of Washburn, near the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. (Source: Rachel Munday)
The National Weather Service said the grass fire is happening northeast of Washburn, near the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. (Source: Rachel Munday) (Source: Rachel Munday)

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