Cigarette blamed in 15-acre Gregg County fire
POSTED: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:42am
UPDATED: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:24pm
Longview, TX — Fire department officials are blaming a cigarette for a grass and woods fire that burned through about 15 acres of land Saturday evening in Gregg County.
Gregg County Fire Marshal David Kidder said crews were dispatched to Interstate 20, near the Liberty City exit Saturday evening around 4:50 p.m. in connection with a fire that spread from the grass on the roadside, into nearby woods, burning 15 acres of land.
Kidder said the cause of the fire was still under investigation, but was “most likely caused by a cigarette.”
He noted that the fire was listed as controlled.
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