High Winds Fuel Noonday Fire - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

2/20/04-Smith County

High Winds Fuel Noonday Fire

High winds had firefighters in Noonday scrambling Friday to put out a grass fire covering nearly 30 acres.

Firefighters were called out around 10:30 Friday morning to a fire on Highway 155 South in Noonday. The small fire quickly turned into a threat because of the high winds.

Firefighters also had to deal with another problem, getting stuck in the mud. Soft ground from last weekend's snow made things tough for the loaded down trucks.

Fortunately departments from Flint/Gresham, Bullard and Dixie were able to come in to help out. A pile of burning trash is thought to be the cause of the blaze.

Chris Gibson, reporting
cgibson@kltv.com

Powered by Frankly