Fire at CXO. . .


#1

As of about 3PM Monday 03/07/11 Lone Star Executive Airport is closed due to a grass fire in the middle of the field.
Don’t know how it started. . . I just heard tower say the airport was closed due to grass fire.


#2

Probably some careless pilot tossed a cigarette butt out the window.


#3

The airport opened about an hour ago. The fire was out and they were sweeping the runway.
Wind was 130 at 17 gust 27. About an hour after it started, tower said it was about 1,000 feet from runway 1/19.

http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KCXO/map/satellite


#4

yourhoustonnews.com/courier/ … 88f32.html

Fanned by brisk winds, an out-of-control grass and woods fire scorched at least 100 acres and forced closure of the Lone Star Executive Airport for several hours Monday afternoon.