An unattended burn barrel was apparently the ignition point for a slow moving grass fire on Sunday afternoon at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Lee County Judge Paul Fischer enacted an emergency ban on outdoor burning. Fischer consulted the current KBDI Drought Index and conferred with all nine county fire chiefs.
Giddings Volunteer Fire Department was paged out to a structure fire that was filling the skies with thick black smoke. Several sheds were burning in the backyard of a home at the corner of N.
Giddings Volunteer firemen were dispatched to a grass fire on Clark Lane at 2:34 p.m. A total of three brush trucks were on the scene along with a tanker.