Denton County - Denton firefighters battled one of several fires that grew quickly in hot, dry conditions on Saturday.
The Denton fire started at a recycling facility on the city's west side. Firefighters pulled back into a defensive position when explosions were heard at a warehouse on site. A fire department spokesman said mutual was called in because there was no water source available to fight the flames. No injuries were reported and firefighters had the fire contained by Saturday evening.
Another fire - one that started in rugged, brushy terrain - scorched 140 acres Saturday afternoon in far northwest Parker County. The county's emergency management coordinator said the "1885" fire started with sparks from a grinder a man was using to repair his truck. The fire drew its name from its location along FM 1885. It grew quickly, and the spokesman said 45 firefighting trucks were called in along with assistance from the National Forest Service. He said one unoccupied RV burned but no homes were damaged.
A third fire burned a railroad trestle in Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon. The fire started in the 3500 blk. of S. Riverside Dr., just east of I-35W and north of I-20. By Saturday evening, Fort Worth fire investigators said the fire was contained, but added that the support structure was damaged, so the railroad company will need to inspect the line to determine if it is safe for trains to cross.