Grass, brush fire breaks out in Bowie County - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Grass, brush fire breaks out in Bowie County

Posted: Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lights at Haughton roadside memorial trashed, replaced

    Lights at Haughton roadside memorial trashed, replaced

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:14:41 GMT
    Missing items from a roadside memorial to an ArkLaTex girl who lost her life near the site has her family shocked and outraged.More >>
    Missing items from a roadside memorial to an ArkLaTex girl who lost her life near the site has her family shocked and outraged.More >>
  • South BC developer scraps subdivision plan, oil and gas company buys land

    South BC developer scraps subdivision plan, oil and gas company buys land

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:03:46 GMT
    Plans for a plot of land originally slated for a new subdivision in South Bossier City have been scratched, and while some neighbors are pleased to hear that, they aren't necessarily convinced that the replacement plan will be any better.More >>
    Plans for a plot of land originally slated for a new subdivision in South Bossier City have been scratched, and while some neighbors are pleased to hear that, they aren't necessarily convinced that the replacement plan will be any better.More >>
  • Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

    Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:32 GMT
    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.More >>
    Rescuers worked in rain Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said.More >>
BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) -

Firefighters in Pleasant Grove, Texas, just outside Texarkana, battled a large grass and brush fire Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out on property off Gin Road.  "When we got here it was still burning pretty good.  And between us and everybody on scene, we we're able to get it knocked down pretty quick and under control," said Josh Kurtz, chief for the Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

Bowie County Commissioner Tom Whitten was driving by when he spotted the smoke.  He stopped to help.  "The wind changed on us and uh, just went from bad to worse," Whitten said.

Fire investigators say the fire may have been started by a cigarette but the investigation is not over.  "Not sure exactly where it started.  It's still under investigation on that," Kurtz said.

Kurtz added, "Looks like we burnt about a couple of acres and saved a few structures on the back side from getting burnt."

This was one of several grass and brush fires that were reported Sunday in Bowie County.

Copyright 2013 KSLA.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow