Grassfire Sparks Up in Howard County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - They've been worried about grassfires, and on Monday, they got one.

The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department had their hands full battling a blaze just before 3:00p.m.

The fire started on the median of the I-20 service road, near Cauble Road.

Fire crews got there just in time to prevent the flames from getting into a open field.

They believe about a half mile of grass burned.

The flames are being blamed on a blown tire, which ignited dry grass.