Grass Fire Threatens Homes in Texas

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas --

More than 40 acres of land has been burned Thursday afternoon in southwest Bexar County near Somerset.

Thirteen fire departments were called into action to battle the flames near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Prairie Road that also threatened several homes in the area.

Firefighters were able to contain the bulk of the fire, but it re-ignited about 4 p.m., just as residents were returning to their homes after the initial evacuations.

Investigators believe the fire started after somebody discarded a lit cigarette thrown out near Prairie Road.

Separate Fire Burns Home Near Grass Fire

Firefighters battled a house fire that appeared to be unrelated to the earlier fires about 4:30 p.m.

The vacant home is located near Loop 1604 and Highway 16 near Somerset. No injuries were reported.

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