Crews battle large grass fire in south Sherman

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, TX - Sherman firefighters are investigating a fast-moving grass fire that burned nearly 20 acres in Sherman today.

The forestry service and the task force were both activated to control the blaze.

It started at 7:30 Tuesday morning in a field just north of FM 1417 near South Carolina Street. Fire crews were able to get it under control, but it rekindled just after 2 p.m.

It took crews from Sherman and four other surrounding departments more than an hour to contain the blaze that spread quickly because of weather conditions, and now they have activated a task force to keep it contained.

"We'll have crews here again since we predict a wind change this afternoon, so we want to make sure that the unburned areas stay unburned, and we can keep this all contained to the area its already involved," Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones says.

Fortunately no one was hurt and no homes were evacuated or damaged. Crews will monitor hot spots throughout the night.

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