Levelland Fire Department Battles Grass Fire and Two Structure Fires this Week

It has been a busy week for Levelland Firefighters.

On Tuesday firefighters were notified of a structure fire in the 1700 Block of Grant street. According to fire reports, they received multiple calls concerning a structure fire in the area. When firefighters arrived, they located a small travel trailer fully engulfed in flames along with a house on fire and a large tree in a back yard on fire. Fire crews battled the blaze for nearly two hours. There is no word on the cause of the fire, it remains under investigation of the Levelland Fire Marshall’s office. The report indicated the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to property and contents.

Levelland fire crews also responded Monday morning at approximately 9:30 am to a grass fire near the intersection of Buckboard and Oilwell Road. Crews found a large grass fire and worked for over two hours extinguishing the blaze. The report indicated the fire was likely started by overhead electrical lines. Approximately 40 minutes after returning to the station crews were called back to the same area for a re-kindle of that grass fire. Crews battled the second blaze for nearly 2 hours before returning to the station.

Fire crews also responded to a call of possible structure fire in the 1400 Block of West Adams. Two units responded and said nothing was showing, however, they made contact with the property owner who stated they could smell smoke. Firefighters turned power off to the residence and checked the residence including the attic. Firefighters found a hot spot in the attic and extinguished. Upon further investigation, firefighters found a bare wire, they told the homeowner they would need to contact an electrician to make repairs before the power could be turned back on. An estimated $2500 damage was reported.

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