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Fireworks set off $15,000 brush fire

Fire Marshals say a man illegally setting off fireworks, sparked a 9 hour brush fire in Van Zandt County.

Investigators say the fire started Saturday night on County Road 4503 near Van, and was not contained until early Sunday morning.

In all, it took 20 volunteer firefighters, 6 trucks, 2 support units, and 2 bulldozers to fight the fire, at an operational cost of more than $15,000.

The property owner was ticketed for the fire.

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