Graford volunteer firefighter Willie Franks mops up a small grass fire west of the intersection of Highway 254 and Highway 337 last week. The Graford VFD had been called to a similar fire along Highway 254 east of Keechi Creek. Passers-by were able to knock out this fire before a unit from Graford VFD arrived. (Mark Engebretson)
Last week, a motorist was reported to be pulling a trailer along Highway 254 and along Park Road 36 with a trailer that had a barbecue or smoker. That grill had live coals and was blamed for at least five small grass fires along Highway 254 and Park Road 36. Graford and Possum Kingdom East VFDs were able to quickly contain the grass fires.