Crews Battle Two Creek County Fires Burning Home, Brush


Saturday, November 6th 2010, 3:46 pm
By: News On 6


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CREEK COUNTY -- Creek County fire fighters were busy Saturday as two separate fires ripped across dry grassland, burning structures and several acres of land.

A large plume of white smoke marked the spot of a grass fire burning near Kellyville. 

The fire burned underbrush, pasture land and bales of hay before crews got a handle on the blaze.

As crews battled that fire, another blaze, just 2 miles south, destroyed a home and several buildings.

It happened around two o'clock near Canyon Road and West 211th Street. The home owner says he was outside when he noticed his mobile home was burning.

Terrell Copeland says he had to run inside to help his grandson's friend get out. Seven people live here and the family does not have insurance.

Despite the situation Copeland says the good news is no one was seriously hurt.

"Everybody's okay that's the main thing. Everybody's okay and...I don't know, we'll figure out what to do later," Copeland said.

The 17-year-old pulled from the home was taken to a Tulsa hospital. He has a few cuts and bruises and minor smoke inhalation but he's expected to be okay.

Officials are still investigating what sparked both blazes.

News On 6 Meteorologist says increasing southerly winds, warmer temperatures, sunny skies, and low humidity levels all add up to an enhanced fire danger situation.

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