You may have noticed a cloud of black smoke over west Lubbock Monday afternoon. It turned out to be a tire fire at Putnam Sand and Gravel Plant near 34th and Upland. Fortunately, it looked worse than it was.
No one was injured and there was no damage other than the tires. Firefighters from Lubbock and the West Carlisle Fire Departments had it under control within an hour. The State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating because the fire was outside city limits.