Fire near Trophy Club consumes 350 acres

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by JIM DOUGLAS and JASON WHITELY

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Posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 11:02 PM

Wildfire near Trophy Club

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TROPHY CLUB -- Dozens of firefighters from as far away as Coppell worked through the night to extinguish a stubborn grass fire fueled by strong winds.

The fire began just before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, but it's uncertain what sparked it, according to Trophy Club Police Commander Lee Delk.

By 10:00 p.m. more than 350 acres had burned near the southwest edge of Lake Grapevine.

The fire is burning U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the lake, Delk added. No structures are threatened.

There are about 60 firefighters on the scene and Delk said its unknown how much longer they'll be there. It could be a few hours, or into Wednesday morning, if the winds exacerbate their effort.

The remaining fire is burning in a heavily wooded area about 500 yards north of the command post at Chatswood Drive and King Lane. Even after dark, no glow of flames is visible from the staging point, but the smell of smoke has saturated hundreds of homes nearby.

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