Firefighters from several agencies were battling a large fire at a Robstown industrial park Tuesday morning that threatened several nearby homes.
Sustained winds of 29 mph, with gusts of 35 mph, caused the fire to spread quickly in the 3200 block of Highway 44 Access Road, just inside Robstown's eastern boundary.
No injuries had been reported as of press time. No occupied structures had been damaged either as of press time.
The fire began at about 10:50 a.m. in the vacant industrial park with several abandoned businesses.
At 11:30 a.m., the fire had scorched about a full square block, including an old parts warehouse, with thick brush fueling several hot spots.
Nearby homeowners had been warned and firefighters were attempting to contain the fire to prevent it from spreading to nearby homes.
The area is without fire hydrants, so firefighters were relying on tanker trucks to bring water to the blaze.
Officials from the Robstown police and fire departments, Robstown Emergency Medical Services, the Annaville Volunteer Fire Department, the Nueces County Sheriff's Department and the Precinct 5 Constable's Office were on the scene at 11:30 a.m., while other area fire departments were on their way.