Firefighters work to put out Lamar County grass fires

By: News 12 Email
By: News 12 Email

LAMAR COUNTY, TX -- Firefighters say a truck carrying a smoker led to several grass fires in Lamar County Saturday.

Fire officials say embers flew from the smoker and lit about 12 different areas on fire, most of them off FM 1500. Crews began battling the flames around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Five different departments responded. Firefighters say nearly 90 acres burned.

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