A two-alarm brush fire that destroyed several buildings in rural Franklin County Thursday night is prompting a warning from fire officials.
It took dozens of firefighters more than an hour to extinguish a brush fire along Highway BB near Beverly Court in Cedar Hill. No one was hurt, but the fire destroyed a camper and several out buildings in the rural community.
Cedar Hill Fire Chief Terry Soer says the blaze began as a controlled burn that got out of hand. The chief told Fox 2 News that brush fires are a real risk this time of year.
"Right now we're really concerned because of the low humidity," he said. "The leaf cover is very heavy. Obviously, we're encouraging people -- no burning outside, or anything like that."
Chief Soer says the rain that's expected this weekend will take some of the pressure off.