A grass fire in Jack, Clay and Archer Counties has burned more than 2,100 acres across North Texas. According to KFDX News Channel Three, approximately 140 firefighters were on the scene Monday night trying to contain the blaze, and they didn’t expect to have it contained by Tuesday morning. As of the latest report, at least two homes and one unoccupied structure were lost to the fire. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported with this grass fire, which started just south of Windthorst. At this time, initial investigative reports indicate that electrical lines may be to blame for the grass fire.
Family Homestead Hit by Texoma Grass Fire
KFDX News Channel Three also interviewed a family whose land had been hit by the fire. Jacob Levin’s family has been living on their 80-acre homestead for generations. The fire even destroyed a house built in the 1800s that his grandparents lived in. Their family is reportedly just thankful nobody was hurt, and that the fire did not reach oil tanks on their property. While firefighters were still fighting to contain the blaze this morning, preliminary sources say the fire started from electric lines that may not have been properly maintained.
Grass Fires in Texoma
In a matter of minutes to hours, grass fires can devastate farming and ranch land in North Texas. Even when structures and homes are saved, fires that destroy grazing land and fencing can permanently impact a family’s livelihood. If your property has sustained damage due to a grass fire, you need a lawyer with fire damage case experience. Fire damage cases are time-sensitive as it is important to fire cause and origin experts on the scene as soon possible, and the sooner you speak with an attorney, the better.
Damages Associated With Grass Fires in Texoma
- Cost to repair and replace fencing
- Damages to homes and buildings
- Damage to farm and personal equipment, items and tools
- Loss of grazing for cattle and other ranch animals
- Permanent loss of value to the land
- Damage to trees
- Loss of cattle and farm production
When to Contact a Fire Damage Attorney
Over the past ten years, the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group has represented more than 100 clients with burn injuries or property damage and loss due to fire. We have helped those clients recover millions of dollars. If you have suffered property damage due to a grass fire in Clay County, Jack County or the surrounding Texoma communities, contact the skilled and proven fire damage lawyers at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today.