Responders continue fight with fire

Aug. 9, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.
Updated Aug. 9, 2014 at 10:32 p.m.

Responders continued taming fire hot spots Saturday in rural Jackson County.

The fire, near state Highway 111 and Farm-to-Market Road 822, began about 3:10 p.m. Friday and required assistance from several surrounding agencies to contain the flames, Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said Friday.

Units continued through early Saturday morning to keep the fire under control, Kurt Janica, a captain with the Edna Fire Department, said Saturday.

Late Saturday, firefighters resumed taming any hot spots, but it wasn't to the degree of Friday's event, he said. The fire burned more than 100 acres.

Though there was much rain in the area earlier this summer, the area now just holds dead grass, Janica said

"There's a lot of fuel," Janica said.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, he said. There is no time table for determining how long such an investigation would take, he said.



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