The Levelland Fire Department responded to a call Sunday evening of an explosion near West Houston and Evening Tower Road. The call came in at approximately 6:05 pm to the police department dispatch center.
When fire fighters arrived they discovered a well blow out and Occidental Permian representatives were on the scene. Firefighters remained on the scene until Oxy reps had the well closed in and the scene was safe.
Sunday night at approximately 8:20 pm, firefighters responded to a grass fire in the 3200 Block of West Houston. When fire crews arrived they located a fire burning close to out buildings on the property, they extinguished the blaze and cleared the scene in approximately an hour. According to the report, approximately 5 acres of land was burned.