DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Fire-Rescue spent hours putting out burning pile of tires at the Yello Belly Drag Strip in unincorporated Dallas County near I-30 and Loop 12.
Dallas Fire-Rescue says the fire started as a grass fire and it spread to the tires on Thursday afternoon.
Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles.
Grand Prairie firefighters were also on the scene for a while.
Firefighters attacked the flames from a ladder truck and with water and foam.
There were no injuries reported and no evacuations.
The tires serve as a buffer at the track to keep racers from veering off into the woods.
The Dallas County Fire Marshals Office is overseeing the investigation.