Driver May Have Sparked Series Of Sand Springs Grass Fires

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 11:56 am
By: Dee Duren

Sand Springs area fire departments are looking for a possible arsonist - or careless driver - after a series of small grass fires broke out Monday evening.

Authorities are not sure the fires were deliberately set, but want to remind citizens to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity as the state-wide burn ban continues.

Sand Springs Fire Chief Mike Wood said they received reports of the grass fires along Highway 412 starting at about 6:40 p.m. There were four small fires along eastbound Highway 412 from 209th West Avenue to about 113th West Avenue.

The Green Country Volunteer Fire Department also responded to three or four fires at about the same time along 209th West Avenue, Wood said.

All the fires were extinguished before they could do any real damage, he said.

The fires are still under investigation, but Wood said it is possible that a small, black two-door car was involved in starting the fires – either intentionally or by dragging something that was causing sparks.

Chief Wood asked that anyone seeing anything suspicious or unusual concerning fires contact 911.