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DISPATCH RECORD
Fire retardant dropped by aircraft was part of a multi-agency response to Wednesday's fire off FM 580 West near Nix.
Fire retardant dropped by aircraft was part of a multi-agency response to Wednesday's fire off FM 580 West near Nix.

A grass fire Wednesday afternoon near Nix burned about 256 acres, according to estimates from the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Forest Service aircraft dropped multiple loads of fire retardant from aircraft, assisting firefighting efforts on the ground by Lampasas Fire Department, Lometa Volunteer Fire Department and other neighboring departments. 

Fueled by strong winds, the fire crossed several fence lines.

The incident was reported at approximately 12:40 p.m. Wednesday near the 10000 block of FM 580 West. 

County crews and private citizens provided equipment to cut a fire break around the perimeter of the burning grass and brush.

Lampasas County Sheriff's Office, Acadian Ambulance Service, Adamsville VFD, Kempner VFD and San Saba VFD were among the many other agencies to assist.

By about 7:30 p.m,. all local firefighting units had cleared the scene. 

The Texas Wildfire Incident Response System reported the blaze was 90% contained by early evening. https://public.tfswildfires.com/ 

During fire suppression, other Lampasas FD and Kempner VFD units were dispatched to a separate fire on FM 1715, and there were reports of heavy black smoke.