Firefighters Cleaning Up After a Grassfire Sparks Up

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Fire fighters faced another rough day in the Basin.

Crews in Greenwood are still mopping up hotspots off Highway 158 and FM 1379.

NewsWest Nine viewers in the area report the smoke could be seen for miles.

Midland County Fire Marshal Dale Little says it's already burned 5,500 acres.

Little says crews have the fire about 80 percent contained, but says it will take several hours to get it all knocked down.

It started just after four Sunday afternoon, there are no reported injuries.

County Road 120 is back open, but they're asking drivers to drive carefully in the area.

There are no reported injuries.