CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information


More Than 100 Firefighters Help Contain Denton County Grass Fire

Madeline Schmitt & Brian New | |
View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview More Than 100 Firefighters Help Contain Denton County Grass FireWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 More Than 100 Firefighters Help Contain Denton County Grass FireHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 More Than 100 Firefighters Help Contain Denton County Grass FireJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now


VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

DENTON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - More than a hundred firefighters from thirteen departments helped contain a 75-acre brush fire Sunday on the west side of Lake Lewisville.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, the fire was 95 percent contained.

Denton County Fire Chief Jody Gonzalez said firefighters have dug a 5-foot-wide fire line around the burning area.

In a testament to the severity of the drought, the fire started at the bottom of a dried-out creek and made its way to the bottom of Lake Lewisville just west of FM 2499 bridge.

RELATED: Lake Levels Continue To Drop In North Texas

Wake buoys that once floated on top of the water at Lake Lewisville were burned to a crisp.

That caused FM 2499 between Orchid Hill Lane and FM 2181 to closed earlier in the day, according to Highland Village police.

(credit: Barry Blonstein/CBS 11 News)

(credit: Barry Blonstein/CBS 11 News)

No homes were evacuated, although teams were at the ready to take a defensive approach if flames come too close a nearby neighborhood.

Neighbors in the area said smoke filled the air Sunday afternoon.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments