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Thousands of acres singed in East Texas

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Good Afternoon East Texas.

We are following the latest developments in a 3500 acre fire moving quickly in Cass County, as well as fires in Upshur, Gregg, Smith, Rusk, and Anderson counties.

You can find all the updates as soon as we get them by visiting the East Texas Fires page on

Folks from across our viewing area are submitting photos of the fires and billowing smoke from their neck of the woods. We've put them all in one convenient place for you. Visit the East Texas Fires slideshow.

Authorities in several East Texas communities have called for mandatory evacuations. We have a constantly-updated list right here. 

If you can safely snap a photo, email them our way to Or, post them directly to our wall at

Every pair of feet we have is working vigorously to keep you in the know. We'll have the latest reports from everyone on the KLTV 7 Newsteam coming up at 5 & 6. Join us LIVE on for KLTV 7 News at 5.

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Have a great evening,

Elizabeth Thomas
Director of New Media Content

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