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Small Grass Fire Burns Near Homes in Ellis County

Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a small grass fire that erupted Wednesday afternoon. 

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. near IH-45 and Tom Sawyer / FM 1182 in Ellis County. 

NBC Chopper 5 got video of flames burning through the dry grass, that appeared to get close to a few homes, but the Ellis County Sheriff's Office said no structures ended up being damaged. 

Crews had the fire out within an hour. 

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