A vehicle with apparent mechanical issues caused a handful of grass fires late Monday afternoon alongside U.S. 63 in the Houston area. 

Both Houston City and Houston Fire were dispatched just before 4 p.m. to the first fire near Emmett Kelly Park. Additional fires were extinguished at Highway B as well as a quarter-mile north of the intersection, Pop’s Trophies and Titan Gas.

The source was apparently a Ford Expedition vehicle with some type of mechanical problem. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was looking for the SUV.

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