Texas A&M Fire Service contains large fire in Crosby County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas A&M Fire Service contains large fire in Crosby County

A large grass fire burns near White River Lake in Crosby County (Source: Texas A&M Forest Service, Twitter) A large grass fire burns near White River Lake in Crosby County (Source: Texas A&M Forest Service, Twitter)
CROSBY COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

More than 500 acres of land in Crosby County have been affected by a fire that has been mostly contained.

The Texas A&M Fire Service reported the fire is now fully contained. Crews are still out attempting to get a more accurate estimate of how much land has been burned by the fire.

The forest service has since been able to determine 577 acres were harmed by the fire. 

This fire was near White River Lake, which is southeast of Crosbyton and started sometime around 1 p.m. The forest service has indicated it did start sometime Monday and two homes were threatened by the fire but not harmed. Officials were able to control the fire at around 6:30 p.m.

Fires like this can be attributed to dry conditions around the South Plains. Low, single-digit humidity along with a lack of rain could increase the mass of small grass fires.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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