Fire Threatens Ranches, Homes

7-22-06 – A grass fire near the Love and Carter County line burned 200 acres, destroyed one barn, and threatened homes. The fire broke out near Crinerville and Page Roads just after 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Firefighters say someone burning trash sparked the blaze, the wind helped carry and quickly fuel the fire.

Firefighters from 11 departments staked out lines near area homes and large ranches to save them. No evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters contained the blaze within two hours.