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Brush fire claims 70 acres of pasture, woods, near Quitman

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Quitman, Alba, Yantis, Landsend, Coke, Hainesville, and Mineola Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a brush fire on FM 2225, just a few miles off of Highway 154 W in Wood County.

Officials say the blaze scorched 70 acres of pasture and woods.

The Wood County Sheriff's Offices says oil field equipment such as pump jacks and tank batteries were in danger, but were spared from the fire.

Two dozers were used to assist in controlling the blaze.

Authorities suspect that welding sparked the fire.

Crews are keeping a close eye to ensure it does not rekindle.

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