Fire marshal: Multiple fire departments on scene of large illegal burn in Smith County

Fire marshal: Multiple fire departments on scene of large illegal burn in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - At least three fire departments are at the scene of a large fire on a county road in Smith County.

Smith County Fire Marshal Connie Wasson said the fire, which is on CR 145 in the Bullard area, is an illegal burn. Wasson said that whoever started the fire piled a lot of items in a large hole and started the fire to dispose of them.

"You can't just do that anymore," Wasson said. "There are some things that can't be burned like that legally now."  

Wasson said that the fire departments at the scene, which are Bullard, Flint-Gresham, and Noonday, will put the fire out, and allow the environmental officer to investigate on Tuesday. 

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