Staff ReportNewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Friday morning was a busy one for Howard County Volunteer Fire Fighters.

At 6am a mechanical failure sparked a truck fire at a fracking site 8 miles west of Big Spring.

The fire could have been much worse, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to explosives, dangerous chemicals, and about 45 trucks.

Crews also had to put out a tank battery fire on FM 821 at 7 am.