ZEPHYR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A tiny West Texas community was evacuated when a grass fire threatened an explosives plant.
The Brownwood Bulletin reports that some 200 residents were evacuated from the Zephyr community around 6 p.m. Monday when the fire neared Orica USA — a dynamite storage plant.READ MORE: Tarrant County Issues Warning About Expedited Passport Scams
The Texas A&M Forest Service says the fire burned through the plant without damaging the explosives, though, and Brownwood/Brown County Emergency Management lifted the evacuation except for those who live on roads emergency crews have closed to traffic.
The Forest Service says the fire began about 2 p.m. Monday with a house fire and had scorched about 500 acres, remaining uncontained as of late Monday.
So far, no injuries have been reported.
Zephyr is about 115 miles southwest of Fort Worth.MORE NEWS: Democratic State Rep. Mary Gonzalez Wants Special Session On Funding Of Texas Border Wall
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