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Firefighters Battling 250-Acre Grass Fire In Crandall

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CRANDALL (CBSDFW.COM) - Several grass fires pushed by high winds have consumed more than 250 acres as of 4:15 p.m. Friday according to Steven Howie, the Kaufman County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Crews from at least eight fire departments are working on containing and putting out the fire that started in the 2300 block of South FM 148, behind Central Baptist Church.

The fire is close to some homes.

Crandall grass fire
Crandall grass fire (Chopper11)

No one was evacuated.

At least one homeowner used a garden hose is trying to help keep flames from several homes.

Howie said at 5:00 p.m. the fire was mostly under control.  It is 85 percent contained.

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