Grass fire shuts down eastbound Parmer Lane near Dessau Road


A grass fire that’s about 7 acres large shut down eastbound Parmer Lane near Dessau Road, Austin police said.

The fire did not threaten any buildings or structures. The fire was heading toward structures, but was “held in check” by a construction site, Austin fire officials said.

A chipper trailer caused the fire when it experienced a tire blowout, causing sparks as it traveled down Parmer, Austin fire officials said. 

The fire is now contained but crews are still at the scene, Austin fire officials said. 


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