Local fire departments respond to Taylor County blaze

Several local fire departments assisted in a Taylor County fire on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 south of Trent. Nolan County fire departments fighting the blaze included Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, along with several Taylor County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service providing a spotter plane and a task force. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge provided refreshments for the firefighters. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, about 350 acres of land were burned in the blaze.The official cause of the fire has not yet been determined.