Midland TX- Despite the warning about the high possibility for grass fires surrounding Midland Tuesday, a grass fire raged into the night Wednesday, just north of Wadley Avenue about a mile east of North Lamesa Road, scorching about 10 acres before it was extinguished.

There were no injuries and no homes were damaged during the blaze that began around 5 p.m, although the fire was near several homes on the south end of the several-acre lot.  "This fire (was) definitely of concern because it's near homes," said Tasa Watts, city of Midland's public information officer.

A Midland firefighter stands at the fence line to put out any flames from a grass fire that got too close to the alleyway and homes Wednesday evening as he and other firefighters keep a watch on the fire in a field north of Wadley Avenue off Lamesa Road. Photo by Tim Fischer/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Fire Department Battalion Chief Chad Clark said firefighters had some difficulty containing the north end of the fire because of the thick brush, dry conditions and the more than 15 mph winds.  "I've been living in this area for about 14 years, and I've never seen anything this big before," said Roxanne Galarza, a homeowner near the fire.

At about 6:30 p.m. the fire was about 60 feet from the closest backyard fences and flames at its peak were about 9 feet tall, but firefighters were continuously spraying water to suppress the fires and build a barrier.  By the time the fire was extinguished around 7:40 p.m. it had consumed about 10 acres of brush near the residential area, Watts said. She also said city and county fire marshals are investigating the cause of the grass fire.