ATF takes responsibility for Motley Co. fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

ATF takes responsibility for Motley Co. fire

The ATF takes responsibility for a wheat field fire that occurred on Tuesday in Motley County. Matador authorities say agents from Lubbock and Abilene ATF were on private land setting off explosives for practice.

The fire burned 150 acres, but was quickly doused due to the quick response of the Motley County Volunteer Fire Department. Luckily no injuries were reported.

An ATF agent said the land was leased by Texas Tech and the Department of Homeland Security for explosives research.

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