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Firefighters stop blaze before it reaches homes

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Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013 4:07 pm | Updated: 9:04 am, Tue Jan 8, 2013.

The importance of the burn ban was proven Monday afternoon when a county resident working with a metal grinder sparked a grassfire that threatened a number of homes in the Sherwood Forest Estates.

Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue was notified just before 2 p.m. Monday of a grassfire off County Road 456 near Oakdale. When units from Erath County and Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene, they were unable to reach the fire due to fences and overgrown brush blocking their paths.

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