TXDOT closed TX 115 between Mustang Drive and F.M. 181 Wednesday afternoon because of a fire there. The fire was initially contained by mid-afternoon, and crews were working on hot spots in the area after that.
The fire broke out again around 6 PM Wednesday. The fire was spreading into the evening, and crews were working to contain it once again. Crews said TX 115 was still closed at of 6:30 PM, and several other roads near the blaze had also been closed. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.
Meanwhile, another grass broke out along F.M. 181 near the Gaines-Andrews County line Wednesday afternoon. Officials told drivers to avoid that area.
Also, drivers should never head into smoke.