Grass Fire Near Orange Orchard Contained

POSTED: Friday, February 6, 2009 - 11:52am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

The dry weather and low humidity is making for dangerous fire conditions across the Valley.

On Thursday morning Brownsville fire crews responded to a grass fire on Brownie Avenue. Hours later, about forty acres of grass were completely charred and firefighters say winds helped escalate the fire. For many people who live in the area say they were thankful the blaze didn’t spread to nearby homes.

Officials drenched the flames using typical firefighting equipment.

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