Weekend Fire in Ector County Not Being Investigated As Arson

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - A fire that sparked up in the 3900 block of West County Road on Sunday is not being investigated as an arson.

Sergeant Gary Duesler with the Ector County Sheriff's Department says they have no reason to believe there was any foul play.

The flames quickly spread to the JAS Trucking business nearby, forcing police to block some streets in the area.

Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles from burning tires.

Several tankers and engines were called in to help and it took crews about an hour to get things under control.

A mobile home was reportedly lost in the blaze.