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Brush fire has claimed 20 acres so far in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Crews are working a brush fire in the woods near the intersection of CR 246 and CR 26 in Smith County.

The Arp Volunteer Fire Department and the Forestry Service say this is the third time in two days they've been out to work this fire.

Approximately 20 acres have burned so far.

Officials say the fire is partially contained, but are struggling because the blaze is deep in a thick-wooded area.

A member of the Arp Volunteer fire Department says even though crews are extinguishing the visible fire, because of the drought, the roots may continue to burn.

Authorities are not sure what resparked the blaze and say that no structures are threatened.

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