UPDATE: A gas line rupture fire in Howard County is now under control

Three trucks and two excavators burned in the fire.
Fire in Howard County
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Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 3:05 PM CDT
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HOWARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) -UPDATE: The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department tells CBS7 it was caused by a gas line rupture.

A rig was nearby but was not damaged and the fire is under control.

Three pickup trucks and two excavators burned in the fire, but no one was injured.

County Road 30 will be blocked between County Road 19 and Fairview Road while oil companies investigate the fire.

CR 30 was damaged from the heat of the fire.

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Original Story:

Howard County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mitchell Hooper has confirmed that there is a large fire currently burning north of Big Spring.

He also confirmed that it was caused by a gas line rupture.

CB7 will update this story will more details as they are gathered.

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