Grassfire Sparks Up in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Firefighters are putting out hot spots following an afternoon grassfire in Midland.

NewsWest 9 received several calls into our newsroom from people seeing heavy black smoke.

The flames sparked up around 4:00p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of south Webster Street.
A few acres were charred and some tires also caught fire.

Firefighters quickly got everything under control and the fire is now out.

We're told workers were welding there and that welding equipment sparked the fire.