Grass fires cause travel trouble in Tupelo

Grass fire in Tupelo causes problems for drivers (Craig Ford)

Grass fires along Highway 45 northbound causes some travel trouble in Tupelo.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 7:50 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2018 9:04 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Grass fires along Highway 45 northbound causes some travel trouble in Tupelo. 

Fire Chief Thomas Walker said his office got an emergency call before 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Once on the scene, the firefighters began putting out around five to six grass fires. 

Chief Walker believes a driver may have been dragging some kind of chain that sparked the blazes. 

Traffic was backed up on the northbound lanes of Highway 45 for about thirty minutes. 

That is the same amount of time it took firefighters roughly to put them out. 

Chief Walker says roughly a half-acre of grass burned. 

He says there were no reported injuries. 

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