Grassfire Call in Odessa Was Actually a Controlled Burn

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A fire that sent off thick black smoke in Odessa caused some concern on Saturday morning.

The fire was located at Andrews Highway and VFW.

The fire actually turned out to be a controlled burn.

We're told the property owner started the fire and fire crews came out to watch it because it was too big of an area.

No red flag warnings were in effect on Saturday and there is currently no burn ban in place.

However, Ector County Commissioners will look at the issue again next week.