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POTEAU, OK. (KTHV) -- Quite a stir across the state tonight, lots of folks saw a big ball of fire streaking across the sky.
The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office says it was a meteor and likely hit near Poteau Mountain, Oklahoma.
We contacted amateur astronomer Steven Meeks who writes an astronomy blog on todaysthv.com, he says it was likely a meteor and since some people saw it burn a bit greenish, it probably contained copper.
He also says it was probably no bigger than a pebble. According to affiliate KFSM, the meteor was also sighted in Greenwood, Jonesboro, Jackson, Miss., Biloxi, Miss., and the Florida Panhandle.
THV's Meredith Mitchell spoke to Meeks. See what he had to say by clicking on the video tab.