TALPA - A grassfire that started on Tuesday afternoon 2 miles west of Talpa is almost 100 percent contained officials from the Texas A & M Forest Service reported.

TALPA - A grassfire that started on Tuesday afternoon 2 miles west of Talpa is almost 100 percent contained officials from the Texas A & M Forest Service reported.

The probable cause of the fire is a lightening strike, said Jim Cooper, assistant chief of the Texas A & M Forest Service of the Northwest of Merkel.

"We had numerous fires yesterday and last night," Cooper said Wednesday.

The Ballinger Fire Department was the first department on the scene and reportedly called the Forest Service Tuesday afternoon for assistance. The fire has burned approximately 915 acres.

"We got the call at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday," Cooper said.

After the Ballinger Fire Department made the call, the Forest Service dispatched with task forces from Brownwood, San Angelo and Merkel.

At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cooper reported that the fire was 90 percent contained.

"Once it is 100 percent containted, we will turn the scene over to the local departments," Cooper said.

The Forest Service and Ballinger Fire Department and other departments remained on the scene Wednesday afternoon.