Grayson Co. grass fire burns 500 acres, 1 structure damaged

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SOUTHMAYD, TX - The Grayson County Wildland Task Force was activated around 2:00 p.m to respond to a large grass fire, out of control and burning a total of 500 acres.

You could see the smoke several miles away from where it started at State Highway 56 and O'Hanlon Road. It quickly spread toward a home along the highway.

Homeowners in the fire's path grabbed what they could and left the home as a precaution. Sherman Fire Chief Jeff Jones says the fire spread north, threatening four more homes.

"We got four structures threatened, so that's our number one priority is to get the fire contained. We'll sacrifice some acreage to protect those houses, so that's our number one priority," Jones said around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Jones said the fire was contained at around 4:15 p.m and that one barn has been damaged. There were no injuries reported.