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2 children accused of starting tire fire in Smith County

Smith County (KLTV) - Smith County authorities say a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old are responsible for starting a brush fire that spread to a neighboring business. It happened just west of Highway 14, on the North Loop, just outside Tyler.

The Smith County Fire Marshal said the two kids were playing with a lighter and started an earlier fire. Crews put that fire out, but it rekindled around 3:00 this afternoon. It spread to the trees, brush and eventually to "Southern Tire Mart" next door.

We're told the kids are too young to be legally held accountable.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

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