Grass Fire Burning in Crane County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CRANE COUNTY - A fire is burning in northern Crane County.

The fire is five miles east of Highway 385 near Tarpley Road. That is between Crane and Pleasant Farms.

Fire fighters from Crane County, McCamey and South Ector County are on the scene. Our photographer reports seeing a large plume of smoke in the area. The fire is at least several hundred acres wide. The Texas Forest Service is on the way to help fire fighters.

Reports indicate there are some tank batteries on the property and the flames were getting close to that location. There is other oil field equipment in the area as well.

Conditions in West Texas remain very dangerous for grass fires. Low humidity and high winds can quickly turn a small fire into a big blaze. Burn bans remain in effect across the region.

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