At least 3 FFs injured, brush truck destroyed during Texas brush fire

The fire burned more than 100 acres and destroyed two residences


By Laura French

ARANSAS COUNTY, Texas — Three firefighters were injured when their brush truck was destroyed during a brush fire in Texas on Tuesday. 

The brush truck was destroyed by intense flames during the blaze that burned more than 100 acres, but the crew managed to escape, according to KIII. One crewmember was transported to the hospital and two more were treated at the scene. 

KIII reported Wednesday that up to five firefighters sustained minor injuries during the blaze. It is unclear if this number includes the brush truck crew. 

Officials said the fire was the result of two grass fires a few streets away from each other merging together. Firefighters were called back to the scene Wednesday to tackle a flareup at a hot spot. Texas A&M Forest Service crews, as well as crews from Tennessee and North Carolina who were stationed in the area, worked to contain the blaze using bulldozers and a helicopter. 

Two residences were destroyed in the blaze. 

 

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