Evacuations over after fire on Interstate 20 and Exit 571


POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:23pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:59am

Update: The Smith County Sheriff's Dept. tells KETK that the fire is now contained. Texas Forest Service remains on scene checking for hot spots.

The Smith County Sheriff's Dept. tells us .... All evacuations have been lifted for those residents along FM 1252 East of 757.

18 to 20 houses have been evacuated.

757 north of 1-20 to brooks lane and FM1252 have been evacuated at this time.

No injuries so far .

The Smith County Sheriff's Dept. tells us, FM 1252, East of 757 is being evacuated. Specifically, those residents closest to Interstate 20.

Smith County assistant fire marshall Oren Hale confirms that a truck started fire.

County Road 1252 has been evacuated.

Residents in  the area tell KETK that two homes in the area have been evacuated.

Reports of a grass fire started by a white truck pulling a trailer on I-20 and Exit 571 in Tyler. Our crews are on the way, but it looks like there's already heavy black smoke.

KETK has crews on the way.

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