Trailer sparks three grass fires on 81/287

By Reece Waddell | Published Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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A trailer transporting a mobile home sparked three grass fires on U.S. 81/287 approximately three miles south of Decatur Wednesday afternoon. 

Rhome Fire Chief Darrell Fitch said the right side of the trailer dragged along the pavement and ignited the blaze. Firefighters from Rhome, Newark, Decatur and East Wise responded.

Fitch said the fire burned roughly seven acres and crossed into a couple of different pastures. Firefighters had to battle barbed wire fences that allowed the fire to spread.

Responders had all fires under control within 15-20 minutes of arrival. Fitch said the mobile home was abandoned when crews got on scene. Nothing was damaged in the fire.


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