Smith County firefighters save more than a dozen homes
POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:43pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 4:47pm
Smith County, TX (KETK) — Several East Texas fire departments were able to band together and save more than a dozen houses Tuesday afternoon.
At around 2:00 p.m., a brush fire sparked in the 17000 block of Ravenwood Dr., just off of Highway 155.
A total of 14 homes were threatened by the blaze. Fire officials tell KETK one mobile home in particular was extremely near the brush fire.
Winds are a suspected factor in the fire, but no official cause has been released.
Authorities warn the public to pay close attention to burning during high winds.
The Noonday Fire Department was the primary responding crew.