Grassfire Sparks Up in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Billowy clouds of smoke temporarily shut down Interstate 20 in Ector County because of a nearby inferno.

This blaze sparked up around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night near FM 866.

We're told officials shut down the Interstate when the smoke made it too hard for cars to see.

Four Odessa units and four west Odessa volunteer units responded along with two Basic Energy trucks from Crane.

The blaze started near some train tracks.

Officials think sparks from a train may have sparked it.