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Fire in Rusk County

Fire in Rusk County

POSTED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 6:25pm

UPDATE: Officials with the Texas Forest Service say the fire has spread to about 70 acres.

At least one structure is threatened.

Numerous departments and a helicopter have been called in to assist.

Officials are having difficulty containing the fire due to the dry conditions.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Officials tell KETK there is a grass fire on County Road 476.

The fire is on an oil well location and could potentially be moving towards nearby gas wells.

At least three acres have been burned at this time.

Henderson Fire Department is on scene.

KETK will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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