Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Sun and clouds both days with lower humidity. High temps are due to only reach the lower 80s. Early mornings in the low to mid 50s.
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.