Brush Burn Alarms Residents

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

What appeared to be a large structure fire in College Station was in fact, a controlled brush fire, with the flames visible for miles.

Authorities say the property owner's land was recently annexed and he intended to burn the brush, before officially becoming a part of the city of College Station.

As the fire quickly flared up, some area residents became alarmed and curious about the orange glow in the sky.

No one was injured and authorities say the property owner was given a verbal warning because regulations state controlled fires can burn only during the day.

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