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UPDATE: Stolen car found in Smith County grass fire

UPDATE: Stolen car found in Smith County grass fire
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:23pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 3:10pm

Smith County fire officials tell KETK crews on the scene that one stolen car was found in the wooded area that caught fire on Wednesday.

Officials believe the fire began from a lightening strike in Tuesday night's storm.

The fire now is under control, but officials do not have an estimate of how much burned.

The Texas Forest Service is on the scene plowing a line around the burn.

There's no word yet on who might own the stolen car.


Smith County firefighters tell KETK, they are fighting a pasture fire in the 10000 block of FM 850 outside of Tyler.

Officials say the fire was called out just before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

Arp, Chapel Hill, and Jackson Heights Fire Departments are on the scene.

Officials say there could be structures in danger, but since the area is so heavily wooded, they can not confirm that information at this time.

KETK has a crew en route and will provide more information as the details emerge.

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