Grass Fire In Jolly

A grass fire burned hundreds of acres Friday threatening a Clay county city.

Clay County Emergency Management Kent Neville said the fire started off FM 2393 in Jolly around 10:30 a.m. and burned 40 acres before it died.

Wind kicked up and later rekindled the fire moving it Northwest burning about 500 acres. The fire got within a half mile of houses but there were no losses.

Numerous departments including the Texas Forest Service came in to fight the flames bringing about 25 trucks. They managed to contained about 75% by 4:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.