Howard County Firefighters Extinguish Three Weekend Grassfires

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Fireworks and downed power lines kept Howard County firefighters on their toes this past weekend.

They battled three blazes.

Two were started by downed power lines near FM 821 and also near Overton Road.

About four acres were scorched between them and nothing was threatened.

However, a fire on Sunday came dangerously close to two homes.

Investigators think someone tossed a lit firecracker into dry grass.

Luckily they saved the houses.