UPDATE: The Willacy County Sheriff’s Office reporting Highway 186 has been reopened.
Raymondville Police and Fire dispatch said the fire is contained but did not know yet how many acres were burned. No injuries were reported and no homes or buildings were impacted, according to fire officials.
The sheriff’s office is asking drivers to proceed with caution as local fire departments are still on the scene.
WILLACY COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A large grass fire has caused areas of Highway 186 to be shut down.
According to a post by the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office, a large grass fire has led to smoke obstructing roadways.
Authorities with WCSO told ValleyCentral that the fire started at around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Multiple agencies have responded including Lyford, Raymondville, and San Manuel.
The fire involved brush and grass, but no structures, authorities stated.
As a result, the area of Highway 186 from FM 1834 to Eustolio Gonzalez Drive is shut down.
Those in the area are asked to drive slow and be cautious.
The fire has not been extinguished, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.