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Fire crews contain East Mountain blaze

East Mountain — Crews have contained the fire on FM 1844. A total of 130 acres have burned in the past 2 days.

Grass fire burning off Loop 281 in Longview

LONGVIEW — Longview firefighters are working to contain several acres that are burning near Loop 281. No evacuations have been made, and no structures are in danger.

Texas Forest Service: Beware timber scams

GILMER, Texas — If the drought doesn’t get you, a scam might. Texas Forest Service is urging East Texas landowners to watch out for scam artists attempting to swindle them out of their trees.

Wreck on Front and Douglass

TYLER, TX — The intersection of Front and Douglass on the east side of Beckham has been blocked off due to a wreck. Police say a black truck struck the side of a red car after the car pulled out in front of the truck.

Officials arrest Henderson man after Sunday shooting

Longview, TX — A 54-year-old Henderson man was awaiting arraignment Monday morning in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting.

Controversial El Chico Ranch opens Tuesday

TYLER - The manager of El Chico Ranch has confirmed the business will open Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.

Thursday East Texas wildfire updates

EAST TEXAS — Latest update from Texas Forest Service: For a link to a map of the fires, click HERE.

Former Game Warden Chris Green announces candidacy for Smith County Sheriff

SMITH COUNTY — Today, Republican Chris Green will formally announce his candidacy for Smith County Sheriff. Green recently retired as Game Warden and has served as a state peace officer for 20 years.

Sights and sounds of an ETX wildfire

Rusk County — KFXK put together a montage for you to experience what it's like in the field during an East Texas wildfire.  

Rusk County firefighters asking for monetary help

rusk county — Fireman in Rusk County have had very little rest during the last week, most of these men and women are volunteering their time to help protect Rusk County, with many of them taking vacation days to be able to stay and fight