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Fire at feedlot forces closure of Highway 54

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By Nixie Sanderson

A fire at Dalhart Cattle Feeders on Highway 54 south of Dalhart caused the closure of the highway as firefighters battled both the fire and high winds Sunday afternoon.

“There were piles of cotton seeds that caught on fire inside of a giant pit,” Assistant Fire Chief Mario Garcia said. “That stuff, you can’t hardly put it out. You just have to let it burn.” The firefighters were able to contain the fire to a single pit, and Garcia said there were no injuries and no loss of cattle.

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