Wichita Falls fire officials reveal cause of grass fire near Wichita Falls Business Park

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — A pickup that got stuck in a dry field is to blame for a large grass fire that occurred near the Wichita Falls Business Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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According to Lt. Jody Ashlock, Assistant Fire Marshal with the Wichita Falls Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to the area of Sprague Road and Production Boulevard for a possible vehicle fire.

Grassfire in Wichita County (Photo credit: Christopher Walker, KFDX/KJTL)

Lt. Ashlock said when engines arrived on the scene, a 2017 GMC Sierra was found stuck in the middle of a three-acre field, and the truck was on fire along with the dry brush in the field around it.

According to Lt. Ashlock, additional units were called to help extinguish the medium-sized brush fire. A total of 10 units were on the scene and the fire was extinguished and overhauled in about two hours.

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Lt. Ashlock said the truck caught the tall grass in the field on fire when it became stuck, and the grass, in turn, caught the truck on fire. Lt. Ashlock said the truck was a total loss.

No injuries were reported on the scene by WFFD firefighters or the driver of the vehicle.

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