Hubert Cemetery Road in East Polk County still smoking on both sides on the afternoon of August 10, 2011.
50 Acres Burn Near County Line, EAST POLK COUNTY, August 10, 2011 - Approximately 50 acres of forest burned near the Polk County line on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2 pm on August 10, 2011,the Alabama Coushatta, Indian Springs, and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a fire located off of Hubert Cemetery Road. The volunteer firemen were joined by the Texas Forest Service who supplied several bulldozers and two helicopters. The fire that started on one side of the road jumped to the other side. According to one witness who drove on Hubert Cemetery Road, there was so much smoke that the air and sky was black. The fire was reportedly moving in a northwest direction at the Polk/Tyler County line. The fire was contained after nearly 3 hours and left around 50 acres scorched. At time of press, the origins of the fire is not known.
A helicopter with the Texas Forest Service prepares to dump a load of water near Hubert Cemetery Road in East Polk County.
Scorched trees were still smoking after the fire was put out.
A weary fire fighter makes her way back towards the main road amidst a smoky backdrop.
A fire break between patches of trees hardly stopped any fire.
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