Published on Feb 27, 2017
Reports of sounds of an explosion made their way to the Snyder Volunteer Fire Department after a meteor crashed through the atmosphere on Sunday night.
While working a wreck in the area, Deputy Fire Marshal Nathan Hines said even with the city lights and the overcast skies, he saw what appeared to be a bright light and heard what sounded like thunder.
“You could see a flash, like if an electrical transformer flashes at night, up to our northwest, but it was cloudy here — kinda rainy — so we didn’t actually see any kind of fireball or anything,” Hines said.
At about 9 p.m, the department began receiving calls of the unknown explosion. Eight minutes later, the department took to social media to address the situation.