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Stubborn Fire chars 300-acres;destroys home near Hawkins

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By JOHN SPARKS

Firefighters from six local volunteer fire departments and the Texas Forest Service battled a massive brush fire that also destroyed a residence in southeastern Wood County this past week.
More than 60 firemen from the volunteer fire departments in Hawkins, Holly Lake, Hainesville, Quitman and Big Sandy waged a five-to-six hour fight on several fronts of the fire which was driven through dried brush and ground cover off of FM-3425. Heavy dozers from the Texas Forest Service cleared fire breaks along the perimeters of the fire that jumped a county road at one point.
The fire also consumed a home within the scorched property. The home reportedly was not occupied. A controlled burn was thought to be the source of the fire.
The Hawkins Brookshire Grocery Store sent out 60-sandwiches and five cases of Ozarka Spring Water to the firefighters.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2009 16:58  

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