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Firefighters put out several recent blazes

Firefighters extinguish a grass and woods fire on Sawmill Road. (PHOTO BY NATHAN GALLAWAY)Firefighters extinguish a grass and woods fire on Sawmill Road. (PHOTO BY NATHAN GALLAWAY)

Sunday night Groveton VFD started out with a 3-acre grass and woods fire on Sawmill Road. Then on Tuesday, we were called to assist the Apple Springs VFD on a grass/woods fire off Rex Bailey Road but before containment of this fire we were notified we had a grass fire in the City on North Rainey.

We sent one truck back to Groveton and requested Friday VFD and Trinity VFD to assist with this fire. When the fire was contained on North Rainey, fire units returned to the fire on Rex Bailey Road but before they could get back another fire was reported on South Scrub Creek Road. The Groveton VFD responded to this fire. The resources on Rex Bailey Road came and helped with the fire on Scrub Creek Road.

All in all for this day we had fire units from Trinity VFD, Friday VFD, Corrigan VFD, Pennington VFD, Kennard VFD, Apple Spring VFD, Groveton VFD and the Texas Forest Service. Also assisting on the Scrub Creek Road fire was Trinity County Sheriff Office, Groveton Police Department, DPS and Texas Game Wardens for possible evacuation of residence. On Wednesday, we had a structure fire off Bennett Street in the City.