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Burn Ban violation causes 10 acre fire in ETX

KILGORE (KLTV) - According to Gregg County fire officials, a violation of the burn ban has burned 10 acres of land just off Interstate 20 on Highway 42, just behind Denny's, in Kilgore.

Texas Forestry service was called into help fight the fire along with Sabine and Kilgore Fire Departments, who used bulldozers to build fire breaks to keep the fire from jumping the highway.

Investigators say the fire was sparked by a homeowner who was burning trash nearby.   

Around 6pm, crews reported that the fire was contained, and the homeowner was cited for violating the burn ban.

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