By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — While area firefighters battle numerous grass fires in the county, the Republican Women of Trinity County have been providing relief.
The ladies have been busy the past few weeks making deliveries to all the Volunteer Fire Departments in Trinity County. Items include coffee and cleaning supplies.
The items came in hand as firefighters battled three more blazes in the county last week.
Assistant Trinity Fire Chief Keith Johnson said approximately 350 acres off Glendale and Holly roads and Champion Road burned broke out early Sunday afternoon. Trinity, Friday, Pennington, Groveton and Lovelady fire departments arrived on scene with three tankers and eight brush trucks.
The Texas Forest Service also responded with four bulldozers, three small water drop planes and a helicopter. The fire was 90 percent contained at 8:45 p.m.
On July 12, a brush fire broke out at Oats Brothers Road in Walker County. The Trinity VFD assisted Riverside and Crabbs Prairie fire departments with the 14-acre fire. The Texas Forest Service arrived to plow a fire lane.
Also on July 12, a small fire broke out in the median of Highway 19 south of Trinity. Witness reported a man pulling a lit barbecue trailer down the road with a fire in the box, and embers were flying out on the road.