GATESVILLE (August 12, 2012)—A major grass fire that started at mid-afternoon Sunday south of Gatesville had been largely contained by sunset Sunday.
Gatesville fire Chief Billy Vaden had not made an estimate of the number of acres burned late Sunday.
The fire, first reported at about 3:50 p.m. Sunday, was located south of the city on Coryell County Road 299, off Old Georgetown Road.
The area affected is close to north Fort Hood’s training ranges but had not spread onto post.
No structures were burned and none were threatened Sunday evening.
Firefighters remained on the scene at 9 p.m. mopping up hot spots and checking on smoldering patches of grass and brush.
Firefighters from several departments were sent to the scene to help douse the blaze.
No one was hurt.