Fire Burning in Brewster County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BREWSTER COUNTY - Firefighters continue to fight a large grassfire in Brewster County.

According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire named the 101 Ranch Fire has already burned an estimated 630 acres.

The Brewster County Sheriff also tells NewsWest 9, the large fire sparked up after winds caused a controlled burn to get out of control.

A heavy air tanker from Abilene was dispatched to help firefighters who are battling the flames.

The Texas Forest Service and Alpine Volunteer firefighters are fighting the flames.