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Firemen fight 150-acre grass fire Saturday
Feb 24, 2011 | 1010 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It took firefighters from seven departments three hours to extinguish a grass fire Saturday afternoon that burned 150 acres.

The call came in at about 2:35 p.m. after a brush fire near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and FM Road 796, near Clareville, got out of control.

Five trucks from the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department, including one tanker, Engine 4 and three brush trucks, responded.

Firemen from Skidmore, George West, Papalote, Pettus, Normanna and Pawnee also responded.

Eleven firemen from the BVFD alone were on the scene.

According to a report on file at the C.M. “Smitty” Smith Main Fire Station on West Cleveland Street, most of the blaze ended up burning the Jim Wallek property.

Firemen ended up using about 16,000 gallons of water to put out the fire. The trucks returned to the fire station at about 5:30 p.m.
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