Winkler County Authorities Investigating How Grassfire Started Near Notrees

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Winkler County authorities need your help to figure out what started a big grassfire on Saturday night.

They're looking for the owner of a burned car found right next to the fire.

Firefighters from all over including West Odessa, Goldsmith, Winkler County, Kermit and Wink all helped to fight the blaze which burned three to 400 acres near Notrees on Saturday.

Authorities were on the scene for five hours.

It didn't help conditions were very dry.

After they got the blaze under control, investigators found a burned out car by Highway 302.

Right now, they are trying to find the driver and figure out if the vehicle sparked the fire.