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July 6 Newscast: Fannin County grass fire burns 21 acres near Trenton

Wednesday Morning Newscast Graphic
Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M Forest Service rates fire danger as very high across much of the region on Wednesday.

  • Yesterday in Fannin County, firefighters from Trenton and other nearby communities helped to put out a large grass fire that burned 21 acres near the intersection of CR 4630 and 4635. Crews from Bailey, Bonham, Randolph, Westminster, Whitewright, and the Texas A&M Forest Service were on scene. That blaze was the largest of the grass fires battled by fire departments around the region Tuesday. Today, the Texas A&M Forest Service rates fire danger across most of the region as very high to high. Outdoor burning was banned yesterday in Hunt, Fannin, and Rains counties. Those counties join Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, and Wood counties, which already had burn bans in place. The ban includes a prohibition on campfires and fire pits, although outdoor grilling is permitted with enclosed devices designed for cooking.
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic today at the Field House. Adult and child vaccines will be available. For people 12 years of age and older, the standard Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered. For children ages 5 to 11, the pediatric Pfizer vaccine will be available. And for small children aged 6 months to 5 years, the infant and toddler Moderna vaccine will be offered. No appointment is necessary and all vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. You’re asked to bring your previous COVID-19 vaccination card, or a picture of it, if you have one. The clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the Field House. Details at www.tamuc.edu.