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Fires have Nacogdoches Co. authorities considering road closures, evacuations

One in four fires in Nacogdoches County has authorities considering a road closure and home evacuations on FM 204, according to Sheriff Thomas Kerss.

Kerss said a fire on FM 204 has jumped the highway and is burning on both sides. He said deputies are on the way to the area to assist firefighters and to determine whether to divert traffic in the area and to determine whether houses should be evacuated along County Road 915.

As of 3:50 p.m., no roads were closed or homes evacuated. A state trooper was stationed on FM 204 and warning motorists to proceed with caution.

Kerss said firefighters are also busy with blazes on Woden Road, one in the city of Cushing and one in North Redland.

Kerss said he did not know how big the fires are, but the one on FM 204 covers several acres.

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