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18-wheeler dragging chains sparks grass fire north of Rockdale

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 22:33:20-04

An 18-wheeler dragging chains sparked a grass fire north of Rockdale Monday.

According to the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched to a grass/brush fire with multiple points of origin on FM-908 north of Rockdale.

Rockdale VFD, Cameron VFD, Thorndale VFD, Minerva VFD, and the Milam County Sheriff's Department came together to help battle the blaze. AMR also provided medical support and firefighter rehab.

According to Rockdale VFD, an 18-wheeler without a trailer dragging chains down the roadway sparked the fire.

Anyone with a description or information regarding the 18-wheeler is asked to contact the department at (512) 446-2162.