UPDATE (2:20 p.m. Wednesday)

Officials from the Randall County Fire Department released information regarding the cause of the fire south of Canyon on Dowlen Rd. and FM 1705.

According to posts made on the department’s social media accounts, the cause of the grass fires was determined to be roadside starts from pieces of catalytic converter from a vehicle’s exhaust system.

“We remind all motorists to have their vehicles check(ed) by a mechanic if it is operating poorly,” the post read.


At around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Texas Wildfire Incident Response System recorded that the Little Buffalo fire was estimated to cover 400 acres, and was 95% contained.


RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with Texas A&M Forest Service reports that they are calling the fire the “Little Buffalo” fire and are estimating that the fire burned 125 acres and is 30% contained.

Crews are currently responding to a fire south of Canyon west of US 87 going towards Happy.

The fire is burning near US 87 between Happy and Canyon.

We have no word on containment or estimated acres burned.

We will update you with more information as it becomes available.