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Downed power lines spark grass fire in Smith Co.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Fire crews are working on extinguishing a grass fire that was sparked by downed power lines south of Tyler.

According to authorities, the fire is in a wooded area off the Loop 49 eastbound service road just west of Old Jacksonville Hwy.

The fire was sparked when a tree fell across a power line, knocking it to the ground.

The Flint/Gresham and Noonday Volunteer Fire Departments are on the scene. The Tyler Fire Department is also assisting in extinguishing the fire.

The Gresham/Flint fire chief tells us about one to two acres have burned. He says the fire is now contained and crews have left the scene. However, they will be checking the area every hour to make sure the fire hasn't advanced. 

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