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Oven element started to spark

Whirlpool Range Model RS386PXB, oven element started to spark, the element had one spot that appeared it was being welded together, a sharp bright light. I shut the oven off and the one spot on the element continued to spark and glow red.
I shut off the circuit breaker to the range.
I later turned the circuit breaker back on to use the cooktop but the oven started to warm, the controls were off for the oven, what could be the problem? I know that the element needs to be replaced but is there more to this than I know?

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