Staff ReportNewsWest 9
MIDLAND COUNTY - The showers that pelted the Basin all Friday afternoon were a big help for fire crews. This grassfire sent plumes of smoke through the air just south of Interstate 20 and FM 1788. It started just after three on Friday afternoon. Firefighters thought they had a handle on it, but high winds re-ignited the flames causing it to get out of hand. Less than an hour later, relief, heavy rains moved in and put it out.