Large grass fire near the Loop in Longview - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News


UPDATE: Toler Road reopened, authorities keeping close eye on fire

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Crews are working to extinguish a large grass fire near W. Loop 281 and Toler Road.

Authorities say the fire started just before 2 pm Tuesday afternoon.

Gregg County Fire Marshal Johnny Zachary says several acres were burned, but luckily, firefighters were able to protect all the nearby buildings.

Zachary says it took crews about an hour and a half to get the fire under control, but officials are still working to put out hot spots.

Authorities say Toler Road will be closed overnight.

Although no evacuations were ever ordered, one nearby clinic took it upon themselves to get everyone to safety. The Primary Care Doctor's Office at Loop 281 and Toler Road, approximately 150 yards from the fire, evacuated employees and patients.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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