Firefighters battle tough grass fire in east Houston

Firefighters had to wade through two bayous and use hacksaws to cut through greenery to get to the flames.

August 16, 2011 9:55:25 AM PDT
A grass fire ignited overnight in an east Houston park and putting it out wasn't easy.

The fire started in the woods of Herman Brown Park around midnight. Firefighters had to wade through two bayous and use hacksaws to cut through greenery to get to the flames.

It took 15 firefighters and three pumper trucks three hours to finally put the flames out. Firefighters had to haul in long fire hose extenders to get water on the burning brush.

They aren't sure what sparked the fire, but they don't believe it was arson.