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Hereford fire sparked by vehicle in tall grass

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Hereford, Texas - We now know what sparked a grass fire in Hereford Sunday night, forcing at least ten families from their homes. 

The blaze started when a car drove over tall grass, causing 22 acres to go up in flames. 

The fire was mostly over an open field filled with junk, a trailer and an out building were burned, but both had been vacant for years.

One fire fighter was taken to the hospital for smoke damage to his eyes, but he has been treated and released.