Fires today along Highway 31: 'Somebody is setting these fires'

Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:33 - Written by

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com

Firefighters have been working multiple fires along Highway 31 between Murchison and Chandler, and have told Smith County authorities to keep an eye out. 

Brownsboro firefighters have just been dispatched to another fire near Murchison and radio traffic from one official said, "Somebody is setting these fires."

Chandler firefighters radioed Smith County dispatchers and said Dixie Firefighters should be alerted to the possibility of fires alongside the highway after Chandler had worked multiple small fires this morning. 

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.