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UPDATE: People return home after East Mountain fire

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UPDATE 3:45 PM: Burnam and Fullar road were both evacuated earlier Wednesday afternoon after a 110 acre fire swept through the East Mountain area. Those roads are now re-opening along with FM 1844.

Authorities say the fire is about 85 percent contained at this point. Six fire departments, four dozers, two helicopters and two tanker planes all responded to the fire that fortunately only destroyed one shed.

No injuries have been reported at this time. The Red Cross is on the scene assisting firefighters.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Authorities have confirmed evacuations are taking place in the area. We have a reporter on the scene. Detailed information coming soon.


UPDATE 09/14 2:35pm: Westbound traffic on FM 1844 shut down at Hamby Road. Eastbound traffic on FM 1844 shut down at Hwy 300.

EAST MOUNTAIN, TX (KLTV) - A large fire has been burning through a wooded area near the Gregg/Upshur County line since early Wednesday morning.

Around 7:00 am, a smoke plume was spotted on the horizon and crews from the Glenwood, East Mountain and Judson Metro Fire Departments responded to the scene of the fire on a lease property on North Fuller Road about a mile north of FM 1844.

Two Texas Forest Service plows have been brought in to cut fire breaks. So far 20 to 25 acres have burned. The wind is picking up and crews are worried about containing the fire before it jumps to another area.

There are no structures or homes in danger at this time.

The fire can be seen from our roof cam at our Longview Bureau near downtown Longview, seven miles south of this fire.

Click here to watch LIVE streaming of the fire.

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