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Fire Threatens Homes in Howard County

HOWARD COUNTY - Fire investigators in Howard County are trying to determine what sparked a massive blaze.

Sixty homes were threatened, but firefighters were able to put out the flames before they reached the neighborhood.

According to the fire department, the fire broke out around 1:00 Saturday afternoon and burned 185 acres.

It took 18 firefighters about four and half hours to get that brush fire under control.

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    Today is a First Alert Weather Day. Scattered showers and storms are expected to form this afternoon near the mountains. Storms are expected to move east during the afternoon to evening.The best chance of rain today will be over the mountains and SE New Mexico. Storms are expected to continue into the Permian Basin this evening but should become more isolated. Storms could be strong to severe bringing around quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. An isolated tornado is not like...

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