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1/1/06 Wood County

A Wildfire Burns 40 Acres

The strong winds today blew fires all over East Texas. One in Wood County today, burned more than 40 acres. It started around 3:00 a.m. this afternoon on Country Road 2100. That's just outside Quitman. Firefighters say the fire started in the grass. They say the wind blew some leaves across County Road 2100 and into the field. The fire then spread into the woods. Firefighters cut down trees to prevent the fire from getting worse. No homes were in danger and no one was injured. The Texas Forest Service says it's not sure what caused the fire, but most likely someone threw a cigerette or even fireworks out their window.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com


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