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2/6/06-Smith County

Strong Winds Fan Grass Fire

Despite cooler temperatures, gusty winds fanned a grass fire in Smith County.

Two structures and two horses were saved.

The 12 to 15 acre grass fire was reported around noon Monday, south of Highway 31 along FM 2661. That's between Tyler and Chandler.

Firefighters from three departments worked for about an hour to get it under control. The fire marshal tells us the landowner was burning brush Sunday and left it smoldering. In the strong breeze today, it rekindled.

They tell us no action will be taken against the landowner because the fire stayed on his property.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.


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