Cuero Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire on Thomason River Road at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14.
Upon arrival they were informed that a bearing had broken on a bailer and started a fire on a bail of hay on the bailer. The person bailing the hay was able to dislodge the burning bail and get the equipment and himself to safety.
Winds were blowing and the fire spread quickly.
Cuero Volunteer Fire Department requested mutual aid from Cuero Fire Department, Meyersville VFD, Thomaston VFD, Mission Valley, Nursery, Quail Creek, Fordtran and Victoria County Fire Departments. DeWitt County Pct. 4 responded with heavy equipment to breakdown hay bails and start a fire break to assist the fire departments in stopping the fire.
The fire was out and fire departments returned to their stations at 8:45 p.m. There was 50 acres and 100 round bails burned in the fire.