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7/5/05

Fireworks Spark Almost 100 Grass Fires

Fireworks are blamed for more than 90 grass fires in Lubbock County this July 4th weekend.

The Lubbock Sheriff's Office tells NewsChannel 11, dispatchers paged area fire departments to 95 grass fires over the three day weekend. Fireworks ignited 92 of those, including one, that burned 65-acres near Ropesville, Monday.

Meanwhile, Lubbock Sheriff's deputies responded to 23 calls dealing with fireworks.

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