Firefighters battling two grass fires near railroad tracks in southeast OKC

Posted on: 1:08 pm, January 15, 2014, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY – While much of the state is under a high fire danger, firefighters in southeast Oklahoma City are battling two grass fires near a railroad track.

Authorities rushed to the area of S.E. 51st St. and High Ave. shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses reported seeing two small fires along a railroad track in the area.

Smoke could be seen in the area for miles.

When crews arrived, they discovered a pair of small fires along the train tracks.

Shortly after arriving on scene, firefighters were able to get one of the fires under control.

The second blaze grew as it reached some tall grass.

However, officials were confident they would be able to put the fire out before it burned anything else.

It appears a passing train may be to blame for the blaze.

Fortunately, no buildings were damaged or threatened by the flames.