Burning Trash Sparks Grassfire in West Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WEST ODESSA - It was a close call in West Odessa.

Burning trash sparked a grassfire that moved just a bit too close to nearby homes.

We're told a woman was burning trash in a barrel on 62nd and Beaty in West Odessa.

Gusty winds blew in and caused some of the fiery debris to spill out and catch the yard on fire.

The fire got close to several houses but fire crews knocked it out just in time.

The homeowner was not ticketed since burning is allowed in the county.