Grass fire breaks out near Elgin, some homes evacuated

Comanche County_A large wildfire blazed near Elgin Monday afternoon, forcing at least 15 families out of their homes.

Homeowners weren't taking any chances, one resident actually pulled out a garden hose to protect his property.  The fire scorched another homeowner's property, but stopped just short of the actual house.

At one time, some 100 houses were in the path of the fire and 15 were evacuated.

The fire broke out near a line of houses at around 2:30 p.m., and it took 12 fire departments to contain the flames.  They're mopping up now, but still don't know just how it started.