Crews working 'hot spots' after grass fire contained in west Harris County near Katy area

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
SkyEye video shows massive grass fire near Katy area
A large plume of smoke could be seen over in west Harris County before the fire was contained. No damages or injuries were reported.

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- A grass fire in west Harris County that sparked close to homes in the Morton Ranch area Thursday afternoon has been contained.

SkyEye flew over the large smoke near the vicinity of Ensbrook Meadow Lane and Finsbury Oaks Lane.

The Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department said that at about 2 p.m., a passerby called to report the flames in a heavy brush area behind a neighborhood.

Officials responded to the scene and said there was a threat to the houses on the west side of the fire. The fire was contained before it could reach the homes.

Crews are reportedly now working hot spots.

No damage or injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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