Grass fire caused structure fires north of Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Grass fire caused structure fires north of Lubbock

With warmer temperatures this afternoon, many West Texans were outside enjoying the weather. However, the seemingly lovely weather caused several grass fires all over the South Plains - some caused by outdoor burning.

Fire crews responded to one blaze north of Lubbock, just west of the airport.

It started as a wildfire, but soon crossed enough land to catch a few structures on fire too. Tanker trucks were called out to try and extinguish the flames.

Tanker trucks are specifically designed to put out grass fires. They allow the firefighters to blast water onto the fire while the truck is moving.

Lubbock Fire and Rescue warned their Facebook followers of fire danger earlier this week.

The area is still under a red flag warning, which means that there is critical fire danger and people should take extreme caution.

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