Belton FD Contains Brush Fire

Belton FD Contains Brush Fire
August 09, 2022

UPDATE:
Tuesday, Aug. 9
2:35 p.m.

The grass and brush fire on Monday was 13 acres, according to measurements made from the ground today. It was initially estimated to be a 40-acre fire, an estimate that was made from the air.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, and firefighters have been putting out hot spots in the area for the past 24 hours.

It is believed that the fire was ignited by a dragging chain that was throwing off sparks, Belton Fire Marshal Jeff Booker said.


Belton FD Contains Brush Fire
Monday, Aug. 8
5:40 p.m.

A 40-acre brush fire at Elmer King and Fox Rd. has been contained, according to the Belton Fire Department.

The fire began around 1:46 p.m.  Belton FD responded with two brush units, one engine, and three command staff members. Salado FD, Temple FD, Little River VFD, Bartlet VFD, and Morgan’s Point FD provided mutual aid. The Texas Forestry Service responded with brush trucks, bulldozers, and helicopter air support.

The quick and precise actions of the fire crews helped contain the fire and kept it away from any homes or structures.

As of 5 p.m., the fire was under control but some hotspots remain. It is anticipated crews will be working into the night to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.