Lost wheel spark ignites large grass fire in Brazoria Co., officials say

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Monday, October 31, 2022
Lost wheel spark ignites large fire in Brazoria Co., officials say
A spark from a boat trailer that lost a wheel led to an hours-long fight by several fire departments to put out a large grass fire in Brazoria County.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A spark from a boat trailer led to an hours-long fight by several fire departments to put out a large grass fire in Brazoria County.

The Oyster Creek Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to CR-227 near FM-2004 around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters said a boat trailer lost its wheel, causing a spark, which started the fire.

It took Oyster Creek Community VFD firefighters, in collaboration with U.S. Fish & Wildlife and at least seven other local fire departments, about seven hours to extinguish the flames.

The fire department shared several photos of the massive flames and destruction they left behind.

Officials said it's unclear how many acres burned in the fire.

Less than a week ago, Brazoria County announced an outdoor burn ban due to dry conditions.

READ MORE: Outdoor burn ban in effect for unincorporated Harris and Brazoria Counties

Be aware! There are some exceptions. For example, outdoor cookouts and barbeques are OK, and so is welding as long as you abide by fire codes.