More than 100 acres of rolling farmland caught fire Saturday afternoon in northeast Denton County, officials said.
Aubrey Fire Department Lt. Walter Wineberg said his crew was dispatched to the area just north of Parvin Road at Smiley Road around 2:35 p.m. to battle burning acreage right on the Denton/Collin county line.
Since temperatures were nearing triple digits, a handful of rehab units were set up to ensure firefighters were kept cool and hydrated, officials said.
“Heat was a top concern for all involved,” Wineberg said.
The grass fire consumed eight to 12 round bales of hay and some treetops, which caused some difficulty for crews, he said
At least seven neighboring Denton and Collin county agencies came out to assist, Wineberg said.
The fire was fully under control after an hour and a half of constant watering, officials said.
The exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Wineberg said they were notified some were farming earlier in the day and hunters were in the area.
No injuries were reported.
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