Firefighters battle large grass fire off Airport Road in Temple

A large grass fire in Temple forced fire fighters to reroute traffic.

TEMPLE -- Firefighters battled a large grass fire Wednesday afternoon near the Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery off Airport Road in Temple.

Temple Fire & Rescue Spokesperson Thomas Pechal said the fire was under control by 2 p.m.

A truck hauling an oversized log cabin rammed an electrical pole and dragged down a power line, causing a grass fire that spread to 35-40 acres, according to Pechal.

First responders initially blocked off Airport Road in both directions between 317 and Research Boulevard. Traffic was later being rerouted by the Temple Police Department -- with some vehicles being allowed through.

Moffat Firefighters were assisting Temple Fire & Rescue crews in their efforts to extinguish the grass fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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