Large grass fire near High Island sending smoke over SETX

If you live in Galveston and Jefferson counties and are wondering what that foul smell is, officials tell us it's a grass fire.

The Texas City Office of Emergency Management issued a recorded message for residents in that area warning them of a large grass fire in Jefferson County. The blaze is on the East side of High Island.

Winds are coming from the east which means that residents in the Galveston County area will have the strong burn smell as firefighters work to control the fire.


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