Tulsa Firefighters Keep Grassfire From Spreading To Nearby Homes

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 1:50 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Tulsa Firefighters worked to keep a grassfire from spreading to nearby homes Thursday.

The grassfire broke out Thursday morning about on the north side of 41st Street near Highway 169.

Tulsa Fire Captain Nate Morgans said when firefighters arrived, the fire covered an area about 50 feet by 50 feet.  

"With the winds gusting as they are today, it immediately started running on us towards the houses that you see to the north," Morgans said.

Additional companies, including two grass rigs, were called in to help fight the flames.  Morgans said the fire came within about 50 feet of the homes. A section of grass about the size of two football fields burned.

A high fire danger remains in effect for many parts of Oklahoma Thursday.

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"It's absolutely imperative that we practice good fire safety on windy days like this," he said. "During spring break when everybody's out and the kids are out playing, we really need to focus on that."