TX Wildfire Burns Hundreds of Acres

A wildfire fueled by high winds burned 681 acres of grass west of Levelland, Texas on Monday afternoon, according to a report from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The report indicated that firefighters extinguished the fire, which covered a stretch of area approximately 2 miles, shortly after 4 p.m. In the report, Chief Deputy Jeff Holder said that he could not report the extent of the damage other than the grass that burned.

Jeff Vitale, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that a wind advisory had been issued until 6 p.m. Monday since winds between 31 and 39 mph were expected, but winds as high as 56 mph, the highest of the year, were observed at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport on Monday.

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