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Greenville Grass Fire May Have Been Deliberately Set

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GREENVILLE - The investigation of a 90-acre grass fire that occurred Wednesday in the city has uncovered an incendiary device.

The fire did not result in any injuries or structure damage, but threatened several businesses along Highway 34/Wesley Street.

The city released a statement Thursday noting that the device was found in a pasture off of Roy Warren Parkway, between Traders Road and FM 1570.

Personnel with Greenville Fire-Rescue and the Greenville Police Department have secured the scene and contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Garland Bomb Squad. The evidence is being sent to the State Crime Lab for fingerprint analysis.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation and initial findings indicate that it may have been deliberately set,” the statement read.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greenville Fire-Rescue at 903-457-2940 or the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2900. An anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward can be given to Hunt County Crime Stoppers by calling 903-457- 2929.