Massive tire fire in Atascosa County continues to burn

No injuries have been reported and one property owner may be facing charges

ATASCOSA COUNTY, Texas – A massive tire fire in Atascosa County continues to burn, as of Sunday.

Firefighters from several area counties were called to the fire around 1 p.m., Saturday, on Verdi Road, off of I-37 South and FM 3006.

Fire officials said the homeowner was burning trash when the flames spread to many, many piles of tires, a home and a trailer on the property. Firefighters from several counties battled the flames for hours.

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Firefighters are currently battling a massive fire in Atascosa County.

The property owner had an illegal amount of tires, according to firefighters, and they could be facing charges.

Residents on Cecilia Lane and and Jean Road were evacuated from their homes for safety. No injuries were reported but damages are extensive.

Atascosa County, Bexar County, Poteet, Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Leming firefighters all assisted in the response.

Further details are limited at this time. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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