Firefighter Injured While Fighting Grassfire in Winkler County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WINKLER COUNTY - In Winkler County, a firefighter was hurt on the front lines.

The firefighter was transported to Lubbock with second and third degree burns.

The flames sparked up Tuesday afternoon off of Highway 115.

At one point, the fire crossed Highway 302.

That's about 19 miles south of Kermit.
The fire has been put out.

The blaze burned along the Winkler and Ector County lines and was six miles long and half a mile wide.

The Texas Forest Service out of alpine helped battle the flames.

No word on the condition of the firefighter.