Traveling Barbecue Grill Likely Caused Texas Fire

June 28, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Kendall County, Texas, authorities investigating a June 19 brushfire that hit an RV park there say it apparently started from embers flying from a barbecue grill being hauled down Interstate 10, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

The motorist hauling the lit grill in a trailer was stopped by a state trooper after other drivers reported seeing flying embers that may have sparked three grass fires, including the one that destroyed several RVs, other vehicles and facilities at Top of the Hill RV Park, said Kendall County Chief Deputy Matt King.

King said a misdemeanor charge of reckless damage is likely to be filed against the suspect, a Cibolo resident whom he didn’t name, for fires ignited as he drove home from a barbecue outing in Center Point.

“He may also be civilly responsible to those who lost property in the fire,” King said Monday (June 28).


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