Crews battle 4,300 acre grass fire in Washington County

Several farmers used their equipment to help build a perimeter around the fire and stop its spread.

Several fire departments worked with the help of farmers to contain a 4,300 acre grass fire in Washington County.

According to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the blaze broke out at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the southern part of the county. It quickly spread due to gusty winds, prompting a response from five fire departments.

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Farmers used tractors and blades to help build a perimeter around the fire and halt its spread. Washington County Road and Bridge also helped with the effort by providing water trucks and road graters.

The fire was contained after several hours. No structures were lost, and there were no injuries.

The cause is under investigation.