Large Grass Fire Forces Evacuation of Middle School

Large Grass Fire Forces Evacuation of Middle School

1 March 2008

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San Antonio, TX, USA — Firefighters are monitoring what’s left of the Devine fire very closely. It is now under control, but they say if the wind picks up it could get out of control again.

High winds fueled the fire on Thursday afternoon. The sheriff said if you were in front of the fire and running as hard as you could, the fire would easily have caught up to you.

Smoke was a big problem too. Devine Middle School was evacuated as a precaution. All of the students were taken to an intermediate school.

The sheriff said, the fire started at an old abandoned house that is being torn down. If someone was burning, they will be fined and could be possibly charged with the fire.

A large grass fire in Devine, southwest of Bexar County, forced the evacuation of a middle school Thursday afternoon.

Approximately 400-500 students from Devine Middle School were evacuated after smoke from the fire began moving over the school. The students were taken to Devine Intermediate School.

Divine School District officials said no students were in danger and all but two school buses were running as scheduled.

Parents can call 830-851-0795 for more information.

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