The cities of Dallas and Fort Worth battled several fires Monday night after fireworks on the Fourth of July burned dry grass.
In Dallas, fire officials responded to the fire under the Sylvan Bridge about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
According to the Dallas Fire Department, the grass fire broke out during the fireworks celebration.
In Fort Worth, officials are battling several grass and woodland fires, including one on Panther Island where a fireworks show took place.
In all, Fort Worth Fire Department officials dispatched 77 weed and brush fires in the city, with a total of 145 fire calls through Monday night. These calls do not include Panther Island where crews are in the area and preparing in case of an emergency.
Fort Worth Fire Department officials said they read the grass on Panther Island Monday and last week to be careful.
“It’s very dry. It’s breezy. It’s incredibly dangerous. A spark is all it takes,” the fire department said in a tweet Monday night.
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