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Parker County authorities evacuate residents due to grass fire, officials say

The fire happened near Ashwood Street and Highway 199, just west of Azle.

PARKER COUNTY, Texas — A grass fire in Parker County led to some evacuations Monday afternoon, officials said.

Crews battled the fire near Ashwood Street and Highway 199, just west of Azle and near Sanctuary. The fire has since been contained, according to officials.

Parker County emergency management said the sheriff's office conducted evacuations in the afternoon but did not specify how many residents were affected.

According to the Parker County fire marshal, the evacuations were temporary and that there were no injuries.

The fire marshal said only empty structures were lost in the fire.

According to the fire marshal, there were four other fires around Parker County on Monday, including one that was started by a discarded cigarette.

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