Van fire chief: Injuries, damage after severe storm

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DALLAS (AP) — A fire official in North Texas says there is "significant damage" to homes and an unknown number of injuries after severe weather hit the small city of Van.

The National Weather Service received a report of a tornado near Van, in Van Zandt County, as severe thunderstorms passed through Sunday night.

Van Fire Chief Jeff Hudgens says the city sustained "some significant damage" to "multiple homes" and says agencies are responding to confirmed injuries. He did not have any further details on the number of injured or the extent of their injuries. There were no immediate reports of fatalities.

No further details were immediately available.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Van Zandt and Henderson counties until 11 p.m.

Van is about 30 miles northwest of Tyler.

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