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Crews Fight Second Blaze In Harrison County

      Firefighters were again hard at work trying to put out a huge grassfire in Harrison County today. Investigators say lightning started the fire Monday night on Highway 154 and FM 2879. That's west of the town of Morton. Firefighters put it out yesterday, but it re-ignited this afternoon. So far, about 30 acres have burned.

      Helicopters were brought in this afternoon to drop water. Forestry crews used bulldozers to cut off the fire's path, before it could get to nearby farms and homes. Even though it is still burning, we're told crews have been able to contain the fire.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.


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