Crews working to tame grass fire in Northwest Lubbock County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Crews working to tame grass fire in Northwest Lubbock County

(Source: Kamie Pursell) (Source: Kamie Pursell)
Grass fire reported in Northwest Lubbock County (Source: KCBD) Grass fire reported in Northwest Lubbock County (Source: KCBD)
LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

Fire crews are working to put out a grass fire in Northwest Lubbock County, near FM 2641 and North Frankford Ave.

The fire was reported around 12:20 p.m.

Two homes have been destroyed.

The fire could be causing some traffic delays due to smoke blowing over the roadway. Crews have blocked off access to North Frankford from Clovis Road.

One home is a total loss and another suffered substantial damage after a Friday afternoon grass fire spread to structures.

A release from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office tells us deputies were called to the scene at 5023 N CR 1770 at approximately 12:20 p.m.

Deputies, along with DPS and LPD, assisted with traffic and the evacuation of residents. Several fire departments also responded, including New Deal, Carlisle, Shallowater and Woodrow Fire.

At this time no injuries have been reported. EMS did transport one female to the hospital complaining of difficulty breathing.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for today with anticipated sustained winds and an elevated fire threat from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Lubbock Fire Rescue encourages the citizens of Lubbock to use caution. Please refrain from all outside fires and be sure to properly discard smoking materials. During this time LFR is increasing staffing and response levels as a precaution. Remember a small fire in these conditions can quickly become large so please do your best to help your fellow citizens and Lubbock Fire Rescue by exercising extreme caution.

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