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Two injured after burn pile gets out of control

Two injured after burn pile gets out of control

POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:57pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:05pm

Two people were injured in a grass fire in Smith County on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:00pm, on the 21000 block of Mixon Rd. in Troup. The house happens to be near a volunteer fire department, so crews were able to respond quickly.

Smith County Fire officials tell KETK crews on scene that two men were managing a burn pile behind the house when it got out of control.

One of the men was treated on scene for minor injuries. However, another wheelchair-bound man sustained more serious burns. He was taken to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries are not clear at this time.


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