Firefighters put out grass fire along Highway 114 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Firefighters put out grass fire along Highway 114

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A train, and high winds, are to blame for a Friday afternoon grassfire in west Lubbock County that threatened several buildings.

The West Carlisle Fire Department responded to the fire around noon on Highway 114, near Reese Center.

Firefighters say a train sparked the blaze but the wind picked it up from there.

It burned for a couple of hours before fire crews were able to control it.

Fortunately no buildings were damaged, but four were in danger at one point.

West Carlisle Fire Chief Tim Smith said, "We got lucky today. We dodged a bullet. So if you have property out here in Lubbock County, please create a defensible fire space 30 feet out from your residence."

Chief Smith also wants residents in the county to use common sense.

That includes no outside burning, and always call 911 if you see a fire - do not try to put it out yourself.

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