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Equipment Explodes at Big Spring Landfill

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

A busy day for firefighters in Big Spring and it’s not because of fireworks.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, a heavy piece of equipment used to grind up wood for mulch exploded at the landfill around noon on Saturday.

The Big Spring Fire Department and Volunteer Fire Department were on scene all afternoon working to extinguish the fire.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

We're told nobody was working at the landfill at the time of the explosion.

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