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(Reuters) - The fight between Texas and Washington, D.C., over wildfires in the Lone Star State just got nastier.
A county official in the Texas Panhandle is now blaming a federal agency for starting one of the fires through carelessness.
Tom Edwards, the county attorney in rural Motley County east of Lubbock, said on Friday that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives was responsible on Tuesday for sparking a fire that consumed 150 acres.
"You can quote me on it: That bunch has a real corner on stupid," Edwards told Reuters.
Tom Crowley, a spokesman with the federal agency, said bureau officials were assisting four local bomb squads -- at their request -- to destroy some explosives. Firefighters were on hand, he said. The wind picked up, but the explosives were too dangerous to move, so the officials went ahead and destroyed the explosives.
"Unfortunately, a fragment ignited some grass," Crowley said. "As far as the community, we're working with them to let them know how to go about making a claim with the government."
Originally posted by sprocket2cog
HAHA, i read the thread title too quickly and thought you meant the fire was caused by ATS... i thought ok NASA blames us for spreading the rumors about comets and 2012, and now they think we re going out starting fires..
But i must admit it would make a really good story..