Dry conditions and changing winds made it a difficult fight

McKINNEY, Texas (March 20, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received several calls about a brush fire at Erwin Park, 4300 Country Road 1006. Crews arrived to find one to two acres on fire in the area around a pavilion. Visitors to the park were evacuated as a precaution. The department’s new Brush Truck 4 and additional MFD fire apparatus were used along with help from a neighboring city which was called in to help contain the fire. The Fire was extinguished and crews remain on the scene watching for any hot spots. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

With high winds and low humidity, our area is facing a near critical fire threat,” said Mike Smith, McKinney Fire Marshal. “Don’t toss lit cigarettes and avoid any outside burning right now.”

 

More safety information can be located at www.mckinneyfire.org or www.nfpa.org.