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52 Acre Grass and Woods Fire on FM 782

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On Thursday, Aug 4th 2016 the Elderville Lakeport VFD was dispatched to the report of a grass and woods fire on FM 782. Upon arrival, units found several fires along the roadway of FM 782 extending into the woods and nearby houses. Additional resources were requested from Henderson FD, Tatum VFD, Church Hill VFD, Easton VFD and Texas Forest Service. 5 houses were found to be in danger and were protected by fire department personnel. The Texas Forest Service utilized two dozers to establish fire lines to contain the fire. Texas DPS and Rusk County SO were utilized for traffic control and the the Rusk County Emergency Management Coordinator along with his Assistant Coordinator assisted with managing the incident. The fires were contained after several hours and all personnel cleared the scene. No injuries were reported.



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