North Texas brushfire comes close to homes

A brush fire in Navarro County that threated at least one home is now about 90 percent contained.

The fire has scorched about 150 acres so far near Angus, which is south of Corsicana. Firefighters from Fort Worth pitched in to help get the flames under control.

"We're really lucky to have those volunteer firefighters,” said Sarah Kester, whose home was threatened by the fire. "Of course, we turned on our automatic sprinkler system and prayed I guess, is what I would say.”

It's was just one of many that burned throughout North Texas on Thursday because of the dry and unseasonably warm weather.

"It's a statewide thing right now. I mean the whole state is really dry. Humidities are dropping, we're unseasonably warm wind, speeds are picking up because of the changes in the weather and all that, so it's something we've got to watch out for,” said Chief Travis Scrimshire with the Brock-Dennis Volunteer Fire Department.

Another fire in Denton County scorched more than 40 acres in the Robson Ranch development near Argyle. FOX 4 viewer Michael Gentile shared a cellphone video of the blaze.

Carrollton firefighters also put out a fire along Plano Parkway near Hwy. 121. Witnesses said it started when an excavator clipped a utility line and sparks from that line fell on dry grass.