The Austin and Travis County fire departments have responded to dozens of grass and trash fires in the last 24 hours. Crews responded to 29 small grass fires and 11 trash fires.
But, they say, for a hot, dry Fourth of July, there were actually fewer fires than they expected.
Most of the fires are still under investigation but Battalion Chief Thayer Smith says fireworks were likely involved in many.
“When you have 29 grass fires on the 4th of July and on the 3rd of July you only had two, certainly you would expect that the majority of those grass fires are obviously going to be related to fireworks in some form or fashion," said Smith.