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Blown Tire Sparks Several Fires

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UPDATE: Texas Department of Public safety is on scene. Newschannel 6 has also learned the fires are stretching along three miles of the highway. We're told it is almost under control.

Multiple volunteer fire departments are fighting several grass fires along a stretch of Highway 82 between Mankins and Holliday.

Dispatchers told Newschannel 6 an 18-wheeler blew a tire, and the sparks from the rim hitting the road caused the fires.

This happened around 2 p.m.

Crews from Bowman, Archer, Lake Kickapoo and Holliday Volunteer Fire Departments are all working together to get the fires out.