Grassfire Burns Approximately 1,200 Acres

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN/HOWARD COUNTY LINE - Firefighters are still putting out hotspots on a blaze near the Martin and Howard County line.

That fire is 70 percent contained.

The Texas Forest Service tells NewsWest 9 this latest fire started around five Friday evening in Martin County, and spread to Howard County.

Firefighters in Martin, Howard, and Lenorah Fire Departments responded.

The Texas Forest Service brought in heli-tankers to help put out the blaze.

Approximately 1200 acres have burned, and they say ATV's are the cause of the fire.