Two Separate Grassfires Spark Up in Midland County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland fire crews didn't get a break from the high winds, they battled two blazes on Wednesday afternoon.

Two separate fires sparked up along highway 191 between Midland and Odessa around lunch time.

Firefighters didn't have much trouble with the smaller fire at the FM 1788 exit, but the flames closer to the Mid-Cities Church was more of a battle.

Fire crews had to call in backup from the Northeast Volunteer Fire Department.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the flames.