Firefighters Bring McIntosh County Wildfire Under Control


Thursday, August 16th 2012, 8:47 pm

By: News On 6


Firefighters in the air and on the ground brought a wildfire that burned almost two square miles in McIntosh County under control Thursday evening.

Emergency management officials say the fire started late Thursday afternoon near Rentiesville near the Honey Springs Battlefield.

A Bureau of Indian Affairs airplane dropped water and fire retardant on the flames and seven fire departments from Muskogee and McIntosh counties fought the fire on the ground.

Muskogee County Emergency Management Director Jeff Smith said crews got the fire contained about 8 p.m. 

There were no reports of any structures damaged by the fire.

No one was injured.

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