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Blowtorch may have sparked flames

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

An enormous black cloud could be seen from miles around when a Bronson tire company caught on fire Tuesday afternoon.

Rescue workers from several local cities were able to stop the fire at Tri County Tire from spreading to nearby properties, but traffic on State Road 24 was temporarily halted due to poor visibility.

Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall said workers hired to clean up the property accidentally started the fire while cutting steel with a blowtorch.

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