Intense Grass Fire Near Wall Takes Out 2 Acres


SAN ANGELO, TX — A fire in a heavily covered area of dry brush broke out just after 10 p.m. Friday night. The fire was fairly intense and the glow of the fire located southeast of U.S. 87 off Susan Peak Rd between Holik and Marathon Oil Rd. could be seen from miles away

About 17 total volunteer firefighters from Wall VFD and Pecan creek VFD responded.

According to Wall VFD Assistant Chief John Manera, the fire was dangerously spreading, but they arrived just in time. The brush where the fire was most intense was too thick to deploy the brush truck, so the firefighters had to deploy hoses and make their way to the fire on foot.

“Deploying the hoses takes longer, it requires more manpower. It’s more labor-intensive,” said Manera.

The fire was well under control by 11:30 p.m. The fire destroyed about two acres and the firefighters consumed about 3,000 gallons of water putting it out.

A county-wide burn ban is in effect due to dry and very hot weather.

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