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Forest fire near Henderson

Forest fire near Henderson

POSTED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 9:21am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 12:54pm

East Texas firefighters are working on a large fire in a wooded area south of Henderson on FM 225.

The Texas Forest Service tells KETK they have taken control of the situation.

The fire is contained and crews will be on site monitoring the situation for the next five or six days.

KETK's newspaper partner, the Longview News-Journal, reported that multiple fire departments from the area were working to contain the fire last night about eight o'clock.

The Rusk County Office of Emergency Management says several East Texas Volunteer fire departments were called to contain the fire last night about 8 p.m.

About 15 acres were burned and the Texas Forest Service says there was intense burning involved.

KETK has a news crew headed to the scene and will provide updates as information becomes available.

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