Two firefighters and two local residents were injured at a grass fire Tuesday afternoon southwest of Sinton, Texas. The firefighters were taken by helicopter to hospitals in Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
The blaze burned 385 acres off FM 1945 west of Love’s Truck Stop.
San Patricio County Sheriff Oscar Rivera said, “The crew was trapped in the blaze and their fire truck burned to the ground.”
At 3 p.m. on Tuesday a weather station near Mathis recorded 85 degrees, 37 percent relative humidity, and 9 mph winds gusting out of the south at 24 mph.
Fire Marshall Steven Loving said another fire in the area was started by a lawnmower as a resident was mowing his yard.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Tom.