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Fire officials: Blown-out tire caused 69N grass fires near Lindale

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Hwy 69 south of I-20 Hwy 69 south of I-20
Smoke billowing from grass fires near Lindale Smoke billowing from grass fires near Lindale
Looking south from north of I-20 at the fires in Lindale Looking south from north of I-20 at the fires in Lindale
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Multiple grass fires led to the closure of one lane of Highway 69 near Lindale in Smith County Friday afternoon.

The Lindale Fire Chief has now stated that the cause of the fire has been determined to be a piece of rubber from a blown-out tire.

One southbound lane of Highway 69, just south of Interstate 20 near County Road 461,was closed for over an hour. It has been reopened.

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