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We're on fire again. Hood, Erath and Eastland. Several counties. High wind. They're popping up
 
When it's really dry like there and it's fine grass along the roads almost anything can start one. One of the ones most people don't think about is catalytic converters being wore out and falling apart. Small pieces are red hot.
4 years ago just west.of OKC a u-joint went out on a tractor trailer and started one. We got there within minutes and put it out. The axle was there and the truck was a few hundred yards down the road.
Wheel bearings, chains dragging, flat tires, many things from a vehicle.
Cigarettes do cause a few.
 
The Big L at Bluff Dale is gone along with Redemption and Houston ranches. Some fire fighters are down, per the scanner.
 
When it's really dry like there and it's fine grass along the roads almost anything can start one. One of the ones most people don't think about is catalytic converters being wore out and falling apart. Small pieces are red hot.
4 years ago just west.of OKC a u-joint went out on a tractor trailer and started one. We got there within minutes and put it out. The axle was there and the truck was a few hundred yards down the road.
Wheel bearings, chains dragging, flat tires, many things from a vehicle.
Cigarettes do cause a few.
My best friend was brush hogging, hit a rock & it sparked a huge fire. Happens around here a lot.

Guy that burned our pastures/fields used a long pipe attached to the back of his quad to outline the area & start the fire with diesel. One year, a rat had holed up in the pipe. That thing caught fire, shot out of the pipe, and ran all the way to our neighbors pasture, which subsequently prompted a call to the fire dept and an unhappy neighbor.
 
There hitting this with several air tankers. Coordinating all local FDs and doing all they can.
 

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