CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — Cherokee County crews worked to put out two fires on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said that a large grass and woods fire started of County Road 1513. Rusk Fire Department, Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department and the Texas A&M Forest Service were on the scene.

Another grass and woods fire burned in the area of County Road 1804 and Earle’s Chapel. Maydelle volunteer fire departments were on the scene as well as the Texas A&M Forest Service, according to officials.

According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, both fires are now contained as of 7:15 p.m.

Both fires were attributed to high winds in the area, said authorities.


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