Brush fire nears homes in Brazoria Co.

January 19, 2009 5:12:19 AM PST
Firefighters kept a brush fire from reaching homes in Brazoria County. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The fire started yesterday afternoon off County Road 99 between Alvin and Manvel. Several homes were evacuated and the residents were not allowed to return home for about two hours.

Sixty firefighters from six different departments helped battle the blaze. No word on what may have sparked the fire.

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