Welding sparks may be to blame after building fire in Midland

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

Welding sparks may be to blame for fire in downtown Midland Monday morning.

Around 8-30 Monday morning, a building at Big Spring and Texas accidentally caught fire.

The old Permian Building is being torn down.

Investigators say workers welding on the 4th floor had sparks fall to the second floor setting some rubble on fire.

The firefighters were able to get the flames out in a matter of minutes.

There are no reports of any injuries.