The Brown County Commissioners' Court will meet at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss emergency management items stemming from an October grass fire.
The Brown County Commissioners’ Court has called a special meeting for Monday at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom at the Brown County Courthouse.
Mechail Cox, emergency management coordinator, will address the consideration and possible approval of payment for expenses incurred for repairs to various volunteer fire department vehicles, related expenses and statements from the Texas Forest Service relating to the fire in Brown County that began on Oct. 16.
The large grass fire, estimated to have burned 300 acres just south of Brownwood, started when a sparks from a welder building a fence along County Road 201 ignited the blaze that had flames soaring 100 feet into the sky.
The fire sent plumes of smoke high into the sky as fire fighters from multiple departments, along with the Texas Forest Service, battled the blaze for two days. Twelve homes were evacuated, and all were saved from the fire.
The court will also address the burn ban, employee changes at the sheriff’s office, in addition to the consideration and possible approval of purchase of a 2013 vibrating roller through the Buy Board and right-of-way acquisition on County Road 225 at Dulan Bridge.
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