VFD: Large hay fire in Teaselville may visibly smolder for days
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Several fire departments responded to a large fire in the Teaselville area on Friday afternoon.
Bullard, Flint-Gresham, and Noonday volunteer fire departments got the call at about 3 p.m., according to the Flint-Gresham VFD. The fire was located on County Road 187 near Cedar Bay Drive.
The department said that when they arrived, they found about five acres on fire, as well as a barn containing 200 rolls of hay. The fire perimeter was quickly extinguished, they said, but the owner and firefighters decided to allow the hay to burn.
The firefighters said that passersby may see the barn fire from the road for some time. The owner has put an additional plow line around the area, and will be keeping an eye on it through the night, they said. They added that the fire may burn and smolder for several days.
The Flint-Gresham VFD reminds everyone that while the current fire danger is low, vegetation is very dry and with any breeze, any fire will quickly spread. Care should be taken when burning outdoors, they added, or when welding and doing other activities which may create a spark or other source of ignition. If possible, have a water hose available nearby. If a water hose is not available, a fire extinguisher should be close. For any fire that is spreading, call 911 immediately, they said.
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