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Kilgore fire sparked by squirrel

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV)- Windy conditions helped stoke a fire in a heavily wooded area near Kilgore. It was around 11-this morning off of Swanson road outside of Kilgore. The blaze was dangerously close to a residential area, and crews were quick to get containment on it. Kilgore fire crews along with forestry crews from Alabama and South Carolina pitched in to douse the blaze. Investigators say a squirrel contacted a power line and sparked the blaze. Around 5 acres were torched.

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