A flurry of small grass fires over the past week has Gregg County fire officials urging the public to use extreme caution over the Fourth of July holiday. Gregg County fire departments have been busy fighting small brush fires over the past week. They feel some of the fires have been set by errant fireworks.
With extremely dry conditions Fire Marshals are asking people who celebrate the holiday period to be very careful with anything that could cause a spark. Fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Tyler and Longview.