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Lamesa firefighters had to block off the area and wait before extinguishing a fire that erupted on Thursday afternoon when one of two utility poles that toppled came crashing down atop a gas meter. The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. just south of the intersection of North 14th Street and Elgin Avenue. The blaze sent up a plume of black smoke for a while near Joe Spikes Field as oil that spilled from a broken electricity transformer burned. Fire Chief Larry Duyck, who was out of town at the time, said on Friday it was not known whether the transformer exploded and caused ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331