Overnight fire being investigated as "probable" arson

Overnight fire being investigated as "probable" arson
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MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - UPDATE: Spokeswoman for the City of Midland Elana Ladd tells us the overnight on the 2800 block of Rankin Highway is being investigated as "probable" arson.

Crews were on scene battling the fire for five hours.

It started at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

She tells us many of the firefighters have been monitoring the location throughout the day.


Fire crews responded to the scene of the same pallet fire that sparked up last weekend in Midland.

We're told the fire is located in the 2800 block of Rankin Highway, near Interstate 20.

At this point, we're told the pallets reignited Friday evening.

There's no word yet on containment of the fire or what caused the fire to reignite.

Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area, if possible, while authorities fight the fire.

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