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Downed power line sparks fire near Tyler State Park

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County fire officials tell KFXK, a downed power line has sparked a fire near Tyler State Park. The grass fire is burning down a power line right-of-way off of County Rd. 3140.

UPDATE: Double D's uses TRU's inventory in court

TYLER — A hearing continues today in Tyler regarding the Toys R Us restraining order against the Double D Restaurant. Toys R Us contends the nature of the restaurant is "too adult" and can hurt the store's image.

Longview fugitive arrested in Mexico

LONGVIEW — After nearly six years on the run, a Longview man who fled his $95,000 bail in 2005, and faced serving two life sentences for two counts of intoxicated manslaughter, was arrested in Mexico.

Crews en route to Smith County structure fire

smith county — Smith County fire crews are headed to a structure fire on County Road 35, also known as Lavender Road, to a structure fire. Details are limited at this time.

One-vehicle rollover blocking traffic on Hwy 271

SMITH COUNTY — Traffic on Highway 271 came to a screeching halt shorty after noon following a rollover wreck. The driver of the vehicle had to be flown by Air One to a hospital with serious injuries.

East Texas soldier killed in the line of duty

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Brush fire in Longview

Longview, Texas — Crews are now clearing the scene. A brush fire has been reported in Longview. Officials tell KFXK that the fire is near Highway 80 and Hilltop Lane.

Firefighters across Nacogdoches Co. battling fires

Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service are battling a fire covering several acres that is threatening eight-to-10 homes along CR 204, officials said.

Massive fire in Smith County, evacuation ordered; Disaster relief crews on scene

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County officials say County Road 2305 has been added to the evacuation list. The fire is not close to being contained.   Smith County Red Cross just arrived on the scene.

Dry leaves catch vacant house on fire in Tyler

TYLER — Tyler firefighters were called to a house shortly before noon Tuesday on the 400 block of Virginia and Line Street A fire spokesman says it happened after dry leaves under the vacant house caught fire from the heat.