Hale Fire from listener Terri Stephens

Hale Fire from listener Terri Stephens

As the winds picked up Saturday afternoon, grass fires began to spread all over the KMZU listening area.

Click to hear KMZU’s Brad Hartman talk to Carrollton Fire Engineer Tyler Bowlen:

Tyler Bowlen

Bowlen says they had a very busy day throughout the area with seven reported fires in his district alone.

The wind also blew a controlled burn into a residence in the 300 block of Benton Street in Carrollton.

Crews also battled a fire most of Saturday afternoon into the evening in the Hale area.