Sheet metal blamed for fire near Reese Center - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Sheet metal blamed for fire near Reese Center

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A large sheet of metal is to blame for a grass fire near Reese Technology Center around 3 O'clock Sunday afternoon. 

Officials say the wind picked up the sheet metal and brought it into contact with a power line, which caused a spark.  Temperatures were more than 100 degrees with humidity levels about 6% at the time and so the grass below the power line quickly caught fire. 

At one point the fire was threatening homes near Inler Avenue and Erskine Street.  West Carlisle and Shallowater volunteer fire departments were able to get the blaze out before it got too close to homes or to Reese.

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