Grass fires force home evacuations

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Multiple grass fires were reported on Farm Road 2264 between Farm Road 407 and Hilltop Trail, forcing evacuations and a road closure in New Fairview.

Units from East Wise, Rhome and Newark were dispatched to the blazes, which were toned out just after 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

In addition, sheriff’s deputies are responding for traffic control and to evacuate nearby homes.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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