Arkansas officials don’t know why flames shot out of a hole in the ground in the town of Midway on Sept. 17. Volunteer fire chief Donald Tucker was summoned to a site where flames shot up to 12feet high, the Springfield News-Leader reported. He inspected the site after the fire subsided and said the 2-foot-diameter hole was about 3 feet deep and made a 45-degree turn at the bottom. “I took a temperature reading of it and it showed 780degrees inside the hole,” Tucker said. He ruled out a meteor strike.