Smoke could be seen pouring out of the heart of Fair Park from around Dallas. Reports streaming from tweeters at the State Fair saying the iconic Big Tex had caught fire.
Flames completely engulfed and burned his clothes, leaving nothing but his charred frame standing in the center of the State Fair. Officials are blaming an electrical fire.
This weekend is the last weekend for the State Fair of Texas, and it also marked Big Tex’s 60th birthday. The Fair will remain open through the weekend, but the area around Big Tex is cordoned off to the public.
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