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10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

POSTED: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 3:41pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 4:28pm

Fire crews were on scene of a grass fire that destroyed more than 10 acres near Winona in Smith County.

It happened Sunday afternoon in the 15000 block of County Road 354.

The fire started as a controlled burn but the wind picked up and the fire quickly spread. It is believed the fire has burned more than 10 acres of land.

There was minimal damage to a fence surrounding a home, but there was no major damage reported to any of the structures nearby.

Winona and Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department have put the fire out and are now monitoring hot spots.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported in this fire.

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Not sure "destroyed" is what happened here.
Mother Nature has a way of rejuvenating plants.
Controlled burns are used all over this great country.
Mother Nature has been having lightening strikes causing fires for many eons.
This was likely a controlled burn that got out of control.
The person couldn't wait for a calm day with little wind.
Might want to charge the person for the expense of saving his home & property.
Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for his stupidity.

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