At about 1740 hrs Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the report of thick smoke just east of Hwy 83 and south of CR 175. By the luck of the draw it was our weekly meeting night and we were able to respond with four, fully manned, brush trucks. From the distance of approximately two miles flames were visible and do to the recent drought conditions at the time mutual aid was requested. Upon arrival flames up to 35 feet were showing amongst the cypress trees. An aggressive attack was staged on the fire with the help of Lawn Volunteer and Moro Volunteer fire departments. The fire was controlled and extinquished within a half hour. It should be noted that we were also assisted by Mother Nature with a true Texas downpour. Many thanks Mother Nature.