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Victoria County Grass Fire Burns Ten Acres

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A small grass fire burned about ten acres in Victoria County on Friday afternoon. Victoria County Fire Marshal is advising the community not to burn during these dry conditions. 
Victoria Fire Department, Texas Forest Service,  Fordtran , Nursery, Mission Valley and countless other volunteer fire fighters responded to the fire on Tate Road.
A man was burning trash in a barrel, and the fire spread over several property lines.
Victoria County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo says it is legal to burn in a barrel, but its not advisable.
"We strongly suggest it because we are in such a dry condition and a drought condition that if it is all possible, take it to the dump. The only other thing is these afternoon winds start picking like they did today, it makes the fire spread faster, and that's one of the things we're experiencing right now," said Castillo. 
Castillo adds no structures were lost, and the fire is out.
There is a Burn Ban in effect in Victoria County. These are the rules and regulations on how to burn: 
  • Trash burning must be done in a barrel topped with a screen (holes no larger than 5/8” inch)
  • Burning in a barrel should have an area cleared around it down to soil or gravel
  • All burning must be supervised and have readily available a means to control the fire
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