BRISTOL – An all-terrain vehicle that caught on fire caused a grass fire Sunday that burned about eight acres in the 2600 block of Union Hill Road. First responders were dispatched at about 6:43 p.m.

Ferris Fire Chief Eddie Duran said the fire spread from a private road running through the field to another field and an adjacent creek area.

Shuttle operations were conducted with water tankers from the Bristol, Telico and Palmer fire departments, with firefighters rotating about nine brush trucks in and out as they worked to keep the fire contained. Smoke was heavy in the creek area, Duran said.

Mutual aid also was received from the Ferris and city of Garrett fire departments. East Texas EMS transported a Palmer firefighter to a local hospital for observation. The firefighter’s condition was not available as of press time.

Units cleared the scene at 8:38 p.m.

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