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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Grass fire burns into three counties

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  • A grass fire that originat­ed in Love County jumped into Cooke and Marshall Counties, claiming thou­sands of acres.

    Tracey Smithwick, Love County Emergency Man­agement Coordinator, said the fire was on the east side of the county and burned into Marshall County near Lebanon.

    “When I left the com­mand center, it had jumped the river into Cook County,” Smithwick said. “It hadn’t burned out in the bottoms and we couldn’t get to it anyway. Marshall County was able to get to it through Lebanon. Somebody had said it burned 1,500 acres yesterday and it probably burned that much today.” Smithwick said the fire looked suspicious but no­body had been able to look further into the possible cause of the fire. The fire was limited to grass and no structures had been claimed.
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