Grass fires burn about 600 acres

Two fires burned up around 600 acres around the county Sunday.

The largest fire was off of Martin Road and U.S. Highway 281 and was estimated at around 450 acres. Jack County Emergency Management Director Frank Hefner said the fire started when a hay swather hit a rock. The owner tried to put out what he could, but the wind took the flames and moved it quickly.

Six of the county departments and a number of Jack County precinct assets were helping in the fire, which took departments about eight hours to get under control. Texas Forest Service from Mineral Wells was also helping out with containment line constructing. Forward progression of the fire was stopped late Sunday night.

The second fire was off FM 2127 and burned about 134 acres. Sheriff Thomas Spurlock said while both fires were out, county fire departments were doing a little “mopping up” as of Monday morning.

No further details on how the fires started was available as of press time.

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