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Welder Sparks Large Fire North of Big Spring

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HOWARD COUNTY - Fire fighters from Big Spring and Howard County have gotten a large fire under control.

The fire broke out Friday afternoon near the Helena Chemical Company on Highway 87 north of Big Spring. We're told the fire was started by a welder's torch.

Over 20 cars and trucks went up in flames because of the fire. Some of the vehicles were junk cars. 50 acres of dry grass were also scorched.

A fire fighter was slightly injured when a tire blew up. No one else was hurt Crews are now putting out remaining hot spots.

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