Grassfires popping up in East Texas
SMITH COUNTY — New wildfires popping up around the East Texas area today.
Firefighters fought a grassfire in the Gladewater area late this afternoon for over an hour.
Both the Winona Fire Department and Jackson Heights were on the call on county road 3104.
Winona Assistant Fire Chief Tommy Brock says some folks down the street had a brush fire going that apparently got out of control.
Brock says it's the third grassfire in a row his department has worked today.
"We just got through clearing another fire before this where a kid was actually playing with matches, and he wound up burning about an acre and a half and almost burnt up his grandmothers house," Brock said