High Winds Whip Up Grass Fire Danger


Monday, February 19th 2007, 11:06 am
By: News On 6


Strong winds have raised the potential for grass fires across much of central Oklahoma. SkyNews 9 from our sister station in Oklahoma City, spotted a grass fire in northern Oklahoma County and southern Logan County Monday morning.

The blaze burned between 20 and 30 acres in about 20 minutes. Officials say the grass was cut short and that prevented the flames from really taking off. The flames did come within a hundred feet of a horse pen, but Guthrie firefighters were able to bring the fire under control.

Along with Guthrie, fire crews from Oak Cliff, Piedmont, Deer Creek and Crescent assisted in fighting the grass fire.