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FM 1960 reopens in Atascocita after mulch fire

The scene of fire at a mulch company in Atascocita, Texas, is seen from the air on Aug. 24, 2018.
The scene of fire at a mulch company in Atascocita, Texas, is seen from the air on Aug. 24, 2018. (KPRC)

ATASCOCITA, Texas – A mulch fire Friday closed both directions of FM Road 1960 in Atascocita, firefighters said.

The fire was reported about 6:30 a.m. at Dirt Cheap Mulch Company at FM Road 1960 and Artesian Way.

Video from Sky 2 showed that the fire had been extinguished by 7:08 a.m. and fire hose was run across the highway.

Firefighters said the road reopened about 8:15 a.m.

A tweet from the Harris County Fire Marshall's Office said that the fire appears to be the result of a spontaneous combustion of the mulch.

 


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