Update 12:45 PM Tuesday:
The Brenham and Chappell Hill Fire Departments are currently responding to a grass fire in the 4700 Block of Nicholson Lake road south of Chappell Hill. The fire is reported to be about 10 to 12 acres in size and began when a controlled burn got out of hand.
Earlier today (Tuesday) the Burton fire department was called out to the10800 block of Old Mill Creek Road. A brush and grass fire occurred there Monday and burned approximately 20 acres. Some of the brush involved in the fire Monday had reignited.
Washington County Commissioners after their meeting Tuesday advised residents to be extremely careful with outdoor burning as the grass and vegetation is extremely dry.
From Tuesday morning:
Five fire departments worked together to battle a large grass fire near Burton.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon, south of Highway 290, in a field in the 10800 block of Old Mill Creek Road.
The Burton Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with departments from Berlin, Latium, Carmine and Brenham.
Brenham’s UTV was utilized in the tree line to extinguish hot spots. Brenham was on scene approximately two and half hours.
Over 20 acres of burned in the blaze.
In a related note: The Washington County Commissioners have taken notice of the current rash of grass fires in the county.
Commissioners, at their meeting Tuesday, urged citizens to use the utmost caution in any controlled burns.
There is no current burn ban in place, but Commissioners say they will keep apprised of the situation.