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MARBLE FALLS — A brushfire four miles east of Marble Falls that started June 5 after a Jeep towed by a recreational vehicle began burning flared up the next day and sent firefighters rushing to the scene again.

The blaze started 5:17 p.m. June 5 on RR 1431 East and kept first responders busy until 1 a.m. June 6. The flames consumed about 75 acres.

Firefighters returned to the densely wooded area just off the highway about 10 a.m. when callers reported more smoke.

No damages to structures or injuries occurred, officials said.


Mike Phillips (left) of the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department discusses a strategy June 6 to extinguish brushfire with fellow firefighters Alex Dunavant (right) and Brandon Fry. Investigators believe the heat and wind rekindled a 75-acre brush fire from the day before, four miles east of Marble Falls on RR 1431. No homes were threatened, but the blaze approached a property on the west side of the scorched brush. The fire burned 75 acres.