300 Acre Fire Extinguished Near Reese Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/9/05

300 Acre Fire Extinguished Near Reese Center

The scene is finally clear after a grass-fire broke out West of Lubbock, near Reese Center.

The fire started just before 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, and stretched across 300 acres of land near FM 179 and 4th Street. Firefighters at the scene said the same person who reported the fire may be to blame.

"We have reason to believe it was a catalytic converter of a pick up driving out here through these fields," said West Carlisle Fire Chief, Tim Smith.

Smith says a catalytic converter from the truck's exhaust may have sparked the fire. West Carlisle, Shallowater, Wolfforth and Lubbock Fire Departments all responded to the scene. No homes were ever threatened by the blaze, but firefighters kept close watch on cotton bales stored at Reese Center.

Weather-pedia
Use our vast resources to answer your meteorological questions.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

    Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-11-24 02:42:53 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 2:34 AM EST2017-11-24 07:34:53 GMT

    The Navy's 7th Fleet said details of the three missing sailors were being withheld pending completion of notification of next of kin procedures.

    The Navy's 7th Fleet said details of the three missing sailors were being withheld pending completion of notification of next of kin procedures.

  • Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

    Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe

    Thursday, November 23 2017 1:12 AM EST2017-11-23 06:12:14 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 2:33 AM EST2017-11-24 07:33:34 GMT

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

    A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to U.S. Capitol Police for exposing his behavior.

  • AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

    AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

    Thursday, November 23 2017 7:22 PM EST2017-11-24 00:22:42 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 2:33 AM EST2017-11-24 07:33:31 GMT

    AP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team.

    AP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team.

Powered by Frankly