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Denton County firefighters battle large grass fire in Flower Mound

A roughly 100-acre grass fire in Flower Mound on Monday consumed a large portion of a field on the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 377 and FM1171. 

No injuries were reported. Denton County agencies were able to completely contain the fire, which had been migrating east, before it affected any homes or businesses, according to Flower Mound Fire Department spokesman Brandon Barth. 

Several neighboring counties also suffered from large grass fires. The National Weather Service's Fort Worth office said high winds, low humidity and available fuels resulted in critical fire weather conditions throughout North Texas. 

At about 11 a.m. in Flower Mound, nearby sections of U.S. Highway 377 and FM1171 were closed as multiple Denton County agencies battled the flames. The highways reopened about five hours after the fire started, but Barth said it will remain an active scene during the cleanup phase. 

"We'll be doing mop up operations throughout the night and have crews out there [Tuesday] as well," he said.

Fire agencies from Denton, Argyle, Justin, Highland Village, Lewisville, Lake Cities and Roanoke are assisting Flower Mound crews on the scene. 

FEATURED PHOTO: In this image from video, a fire vehicle is at the site of a grass fire Monday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and FM1171 in Flower Mound. Nearly 100 acres of land of were burned, but no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported. High winds and dry conditions led to red-flag fire warnings for much of North Texas on Monday. Courtesy/KXAS-TV (NBC5)