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Oh No! Big Tex Burns

NewsBreakerOct 19 '12

From DallasNews.com By CHRISTINA ROSALES and ERIC AASEN A fire destroyed Big Tex this morning at the State Fair of Texas. The blaze was reported shortly after 10:15 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Dallas. "It's a very sad day for all fair-goers," fair spokeswoman Sue Gooding said. "It's a sad way to end the fair." Allen Ferrell, who was visiting the fair with a church group from North Richland Hills, said the fire was short-lived. “Big Tex was done in about 10 minutes,” he said. Gooding said smoke was first seen coming from Big Tex’s neck, and she suspects the fire was electrical in nature. A motor moves the mouth of Big Tex as he greets all fair-goers with a "Howdy, folks."

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