Tulsa Area Crews Battle Multiple Grass Fires


Saturday, January 29th 2011, 5:01 pm
By: News On 6


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SAPULPA, Oklahoma – Green Country fire agencies kept busy as multiple grass fires scorched hundreds of acres Saturday.

Sapulpa firefighters saved a neighborhood from an out-of-control fire. Flames were creeping closer to a number of homes near 81st Street and 41st West Avenue.

The fire was burning so hot, it managed to melt some siding on one house. But, it could have been much worse.

Shortly after, Creek County crews were called out to another grass fire burning in the Bristow and Kellyville areas. SkyNews6 reported at least one structure was destroyed.

OHP closed down State Highway 51 for a short time as thick smoke and high flames made travel difficult in the area.

Green Country Grass Fires

At the same time, Rogers County was battling several grass fires of its own near Inola. 

The view from SkyNews6 showed several structures in the path of the blaze, but crews were able to stop the fire before it damaged any homes.

Some of the fires were still smoldering into the evening, but crews had most contained or extinguished by 6 p.m.

The weather may have played a role in spreading the fires. Saturday saw a high temperature of 76 degrees with windy, dry conditions.

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