Large Grass Fire Scorches Mustang Island

Large Grass Fire Scorches Mustang Island

25 January 2009

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USA — Firefighters are watching a grass fire that has burned for much of Saturday afternoon near Highway 3661 and Beach Access Road Three.

Firefighters told KRIS 6 News the fire is roughly two miles wide and one mile long, with flames ripping through the dry grassy dunes on Mustang Island.

Smoke could be seen billowing high into the air.

Initial reports indicate a cigarette butt may have started the flames.

Both Flour Bluff and Corpus Christi firefighters are working to put out the flames.

A Flour Bluff firefighter told 6 News the fire has not threatened any structures and is controlled. Firefighters intend to let it burn itself out, but that could take hours.

There is a great deal of smoke in this area and the fire can be seen across the bay. Drivers on the Causeway will notice an eerie glow on the Island.

Firefighters say no one should be worried, as they are monitoring the fire closely.

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