Firefighters contain grass fire moments before it spreads to backyards in NW Harris County

Saturday, August 15, 2015

HOUSTON -- Firefighters arrived at the scene of a grass fire in northwest Harris County moments before the blaze spread into a family's backyard.

Aerials from SkyEye HD showed a large patch of grass burning behind the fences of several homes on Montridge near the Beltway 8. Neighbors grabbed a water hose and trying to wet their fences to stop the fire from spreading.

The blaze inched toward the homes, and even caught a fence and tree on fire. But firefighters arrived on scene just in time to keep the flames from spreading into one family's backyard.


Firefighters are still trying to contain the fire.

We're gathering more details and we'll have the latest on Eyewitness News at 4, 5 and 6pm.

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