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1/7/06-Tyler

East Texans Continue To Burn

The burn ban has been in place throughout East Texas for almost two weeks now, but still people continue to burn. Several vehicles caught on fire around 11:30 a.m. on the corner of County Road 3171 and Lavender Road in Tyler. Smith County Constanbles say a man was burning his trash in a barrel behind Vielmas Motor Repair Shop when it got out of control. That's when several cars started on fire. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze from spreading to other properties. The Texas Forest Service was also called in to help. Smith County Constables wrote the man a ticket for illegal burning. The Smith County Fire Marshal says this is one of the worst fire seasons ever in the area.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

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