Reignited grassfire spreads to 100 acres in Smith County, fire marshal says

51-acre grass fire reignites, fire crews responding
(Source: Gladewater Fire Department on Facebook)
(Source: Gladewater Fire Department on Facebook)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Crews are battling a grass fire off of County Road 3104 in Smith County Friday. This is in the Winona area.

According to the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office, the fire is in the same location as one that burned 51-acres on Wednesday.  Fire Marshal Connie Wasson said the wind caused hot spots to flare up this evening, and the fire jumped a plow line. Officials say the wind has spread the fire to now burn at least 100 acres total. As of 8 p.m., the fire was 75% contained. At 9 p.m., there was 100% containment. Fire crews are expected to stay on scene through the night in case any areas rekindle.

On Wednesday, Wasson said the original fire had started when a man on the property was mowing with his tractor. Something on the tractor shorted out, and it started the grassfire, which quickly spread.Today, that fire rekindled somehow.

Fire crews from Winona, Arp, Hawkins, Gladewater, Jackson Heights, Sabine, Smith County ESD 2 and the Texas Forest Service are responding to this fire.

No injuries have been reported, and no structures were threatened.

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