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Grass fire sweeps countryside
by Gary Kent
Aug 27, 2011 | 862 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
30 p.m. through this pasture, across a private caliche road and into another pasture before the rain started to fall, slowing its progress. "Let it rain!" Assistant Fire Chief Bill Burris shouted as the drops started to fall on the fire. At that moment fire fighters were standing helplessly watching the fire spread because they could not get through locked gates to the flames. At least two brush trucks and a pumper truck got to the scene seconds later to make sure the brief rain storm had done its work.
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Stiff winds in front of a rain storm moving through Bee County from the east Thursday pushed this grass fire just north of State Highway 202 at a quick pace. Within minutes the flames had moved through the parched grass at about 3:30 p.m. through this pasture, across a private caliche road and into another pasture before the rain started to fall, slowing its progress. “Let it rain!” Assistant Fire Chief Bill Burris shouted as the drops started to fall on the fire. At that moment fire fighters were standing helplessly watching the fire spread because they could not get through locked gates to the flames. At least two brush trucks and a pumper truck got to the scene seconds later to make sure the brief rain storm had done its work.
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