114 back open after Hockley County grass fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

114 back open after Hockley County grass fire


A grass fire in Hockley County briefly shut down Highway 114 Saturday night from the Hockley County Line to Smyer, but officials with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office say that as of 8:30 p.m. it's back open and the fire is now under control.

Three fire departments responded - Shallowater, Carlisle, and Wolfforth - a mile east of the Hockley County line. Three structures were involved. One was occupied but the person got out safely. All three buildings were totally destroyed.

Deputies with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office were also at the scene assisting Hockley County officials.

Our crew said the fire was "jumping all over the place."

Smyer County fire officials believe someone may have been burning something previously that had not been extinguished completely. High winds reignited the blaze and helped the fire cross the road.

Officials encourage property owners to take special care of their land, particularly as we head into the dry season.

Fire crews are planning to stay in the area for a few more hours Saturday night to make sure the fire doesn't start up again.

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