Firefighters get grassfire under control after it consumes 5 acres in rural OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Fire crews in far southeast Oklahoma City battled a grassfire in a wooded area on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities were called to the 13600 block of S.E. 79th St. just before 3 p.m. on Sunday after learning about a grassfire in a rural area.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they called for more units to help get the blaze under control.

Initial scanner traffic said the fire was getting close to a heavily wooded area between S. Choctaw Rd. and S. Anderson Rd, near Dripping Springs Estates.

Initial reports say about five or six acres burned.

Currently, Oklahoma City is under a burn ban until further notice.

Residents are not allowed to burn trash or weld at this time.

Authorities say the state is under a high fire danger, which will likely not subside until the area receives some rain.