Brush fire closes portion of SH 361 in Port Aransas

PORT ARANSAS, TX – A large brush fire forced the closure of a stretch of State Highway 361 in Port Aransas yesterday, KIII reports.

The fire broke out near the Palmilla Golf Course at about 2 p.m. on April 8. Traffic was reduced to one lane so that fire crews could combat the blaze.

While the cause of the fire remains unclear at this time, an ongoing drought and high winds are likely factors.

No one appears to have been injured.

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