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Fire crews responding to large fire south of Robstown

Fire south of Robstown
Posted at 12:04 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 16:46:47-04

Dry conditions helped spark a fire southwest of Robstown, which Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said is being called the Pintas Creek Fire.

According to Canales, a tractor started the fire on the corner of county roads 30 and 81.

The fire claimed eight structures and 27 acres before it was put out.

As firefighters from Robstown Fire Department, Annaville Fire Department, Agua Dulce Fire Department, and Nueces County Constable Pct. 5.

Earlier Thursday, the Nueces County Pct. 5 Constable's Facebook page stated that the intersections of County Road 81 at Farm-to-Market 2826, and County Road 30 at County Road 77 had been closed because of the fire.

Resident Gary Blumberg said his neighbor made him aware there was a fire in the area.

“He said 'There’s a fire,'" he said. "I walked outside, I didn’t see anything to the west. I turned to the east and there I saw a big ball of smoke. It looked like he was burning trash. I couldn’t really tell.”

Blumberg said his area doesn't see fires too often; the last one was about five years ago.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News, for updates.