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Grass Fire In Jack, Clay and Archer County Destroys Homes and Land in Texoma

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.

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Brush Fire near Petrolia Burns 400 Acres

Last week, a brush fire near Petrolia burned about 400 acres of land. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the fire started sometime before 4:00 p.m., last Thursday near FM 2393. Firefighters were swiftly on the scene, and it took over two hours to contain the flames. Thankfully, the fire didn’t jump the road, but an estimated 400 acres were destroyed.

Texas Firefighters on the Scene for Hours

Firefighters were on hand until late Thursday night, keeping an eye on the remaining hot spots. Very little information has been released about the cause of this fire, which is still under investigation with authorities.

The Dangers of Brush Fires

Even when no structures or homes are damaged, grass and brush fires can be incredibly dangerous and damaging. With record-setting droughts, it doesn’t take long for a tiny brush fire to quickly burn out of control. The importance of firefighters gaining control of a brush fire swiftly can’t be overstated, even if it’s just pastureland, as far as the eye can see.

Dealing with the Aftermath of a Grass Fire

While some people may be breathing a sigh of relief because a fire was extinguished without destroying any homes or structures, it’s critical to remember that an estimated 400 acres were burned. These 400 acres could be a local rancher’s livelihood. A grass fire can destroy grazing land for cattle, which can impact a rancher’s bottom line for years to come. Burned fencing can cost thousands of dollars to replace and rebuild, and the reseeding costs for charred grazing land can be astronomical.

Brush Fires and Grass Fires

Determining the cause of a brush or grass fire is a top priority for investigators. Because fires can be incredibly damaging and costly for property owners, it’s essential to determine exactly how a fire got started. This is the first step in recovering compensation for the damages associated with a grass fire, which can include permanent loss of value of the land, a loss of cattle production, loss of grazing land, reseeding costs and fence mending expenses.

After a Brush Fire on Your Property

If you have suffered from property loss or destroyed grazing lands due to a brush fire, contact an experienced fire damage attorney as soon as possible. Cases are time sensitive, and the sooner an experienced investigator can examine the scene, the better. Contact the skilled fire damage lawyers at Altman Legal Group today at 940-761-4000 with questions about your case.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form