Fire Chief: Fast-Moving Rural Collinsville Grass Fire Set - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Fire Chief: Fast-Moving Rural Collinsville Grass Fire Intentionally Set

Posted: Updated:
Sixty firefighters from Collinsville, Owasso, Northwest Fire Protection District, Vera, Skiatook and the BIA were called in to fight the fire. Sixty firefighters from Collinsville, Owasso, Northwest Fire Protection District, Vera, Skiatook and the BIA were called in to fight the fire.
The fire just east of Highway 75 and north of Highway 20 spread quickly. The fire just east of Highway 75 and north of Highway 20 spread quickly.
COLLINSVILLE, Oklahoma -

Firefighters from six fire departments battled a fast-moving grass fire west of Collinsville late Tuesday.

Fire officials believe the fire just east of Highway 75 and north of Highway 20 which spread quickly thanks to gusty northwesterly winds was intentionally set. 

Rural Collinsville Fire Chief Jim Wilson says they don't know if it was a cigarette or a match which sparked the fire, but if anyone knows or saw anything to call Collinsville Police or the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Fire officials say the mile-wide fire which threatened a housing addition started just after 10 p.m. and was brought under control by midnight.

Sixty firefighters from Collinsville, Owasso, Northwest Fire Protection District, Vera, Skiatook and the BIA were called in to fight the fire.

"It was tense for them and us because of that we don't know what it's gonna do and don't what the wind's going to do," said Collinsville Rural Fire Chief Jim Wilson.

Highway 20 was closed when the fire crossed the highway. It got close to a second housing addition and convenience store before firefighters stopped it.

Wilson said no homes were damaged and there were no reports of any injuries.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Crime Tracker

    Find out what crimes are committed in your area with Crime Tracker.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.