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(MINERAL WELLS, Texas) — A large tornado touched down in Mineral Wells, Texas, Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Damage stretched over a two-block area, according to a reporter with ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas.

Jennifer Sabian with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s office told ABC News there are reports of significant damage.

“There were three tornadoes that touched down in Mineral Wells city limits and several that were outside of the city limits and there is significant damage to Mineral Wells,” she said.

The town, with a population of about 16,000 people, is located about 50 miles west of Fort Worth.

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