Dump truck sparks grass fire along FM 343

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A dump truck driving down FM 343 in Nacogdoches County caught on fire and sparked a pasture blaze near the Nat community.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said the driver pulled over to the side of the road when he noticed the truck on fire, which caused the grass to catch on fire.

The fire was a hundred percent contained at around 7:00 p.m.

The fire has burned one structure. Three fire departments and firefighters with the Texas Forestry Service are fighting the blaze.

Kerss said deputies evacuated a few houses along County Road 839, but let people back in soon after the fire was contained. He estimated the fire to be more than 10 acres.

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