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More Firefighters Arrive In East Texas

  Re-enforcements from all over the United states have arrived to help fight east Texas wildfires. 40 firefighters from across the country arrived Thursday morning in Mount Pleasant. The Texas Forest Service brought the firefighters in from Texas, Florida, South Dakota, Tennessee and Maryland. Bulldozers, helicopters, and planes to spot fires were also taken to the Mount Pleasant airport.
  The Forest Service says just this month, Northeast Texas has had three times more fires reported than all of last year.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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