A fire started by a lawn mower burned ten acres in Gregg county.
Firefighters say the fire started Saturday afternoon near Airline road and Pliler-precise road, north of Longview. When fire crews arrived, the flames had engulfed around 5 acres already. High winds and dry conditions forced crews from Judson-Metro and Longview to make a stand along Airline road, to protect nearby homes. A little over ten acres were burned. After 2 hours , crews had the blaze under control but not without some tense moments.
"I was fixing to get with the sheriffs office and call for an evacuation of the area just because of the high potential of us having something major. Wild land fire, heavy timber lots of fuel, 35 mile an hour wind," says Judson-Metro fire chief Mike Fennell.
Investigators say the fire was caused by a nearby resident's lawn mower. Fire investigators warn residents not to leave burning trash because of the dry conditions.
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:07:39 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department: TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Saturday at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to a pedestrian accident that occurred in the 2300 block of West Erwin Street in Tyler. UponMore >>
The pedestrian was immediately transported to East Texas Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where he later died from his injuries.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:56:47 GMT
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.Police say 26-year-old RiveraMore >>
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.More >>