Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Sun and clouds both Saturday and Sunday with daytime high temps in the mid and upper 50s. Merry Christmas!
WACO (December 19, 2012)—Waco firefighters were spread thin late Wednesday afternoon as they battled three wind-whipped grass fires, one of which was threatening a house and may have been set deliberately.
At one point most of the department’s crews were committed to fighting the fires along Lake Shore Drive and J J Flewellen Road.
Winds pushed one of the fires in the 3100 block of J J Flewellen toward a house.
A bystander said he saw someone set that fire.
Fire officials said the combination of low humidity, dry conditions, and gusty winds required a major response to the fires.