Grass fires consume Payne County

Posted on: 3:53 pm, July 30, 2012, by , updated on: 07:27am, July 31, 2012


STILLWATER, Okla. — Crew are currently working two large grass fires near Stillwater.

One is five miles east of town on Highway 51 and the other is near the fairgrounds.

The fire is burning northeast, away from Stillwater. 

So far, at least five structures have gone up in the blaze. 

All the horses at the farms in the area have been released to escape the fire. 

At least one farmer has lost tens of thousands in hay bails. 

Fire crews said they could use water and Gatorade and water donations.

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