UPDATE: A grass fire in north Ellis County west of US Highway 183 was reported out about 2 p.m. today.
Another fire was reported in northwest Russell County about the same time the US 183 was extinguished.
US 183, which had been down to one lane of traffic, was reopened shortly after 2 p.m.
It was unknown immediately how many acres burned or any damage the fire may have caused.
HAYS —Ellis County fire crews are battling a grass fire north of Hays Tuesday afternoon.
The fire is located north of Homestead Road and south of Saline River on the west side of US Highway 183.
At this time is unclear is any structures have been damaged in the fire but there are several pumping stations in the area.
Traffic is limited to one lane at this time.