Hay bales fuel Norman grassfire, burns 15 acres

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NORMAN, Okla. – Firefighters are still working to make sure that a wildfire that burned 15 acres in Norman does not spark again.

Initially, firefighters were called to the area of Alameda and 60th Ave. N.E. on a smoke investigation.

However, firefighters quickly learned it more than just a little smoke.

Shortly before 3 p.m., fire crews discovered a grass fire in the area.

The flames were fueled by the dry grass and a few round hay bales.

Fortunately, no structures were involved and no injuries were reported.

According to Chief James Bailey, with the Norman Fire Department, firefighters evacuated homes nearby for about an hour as a precaution.

Little Axe and Slaughterville Fire Departments assisted the Norman Fire Department in getting the blaze under control.

At this time, officials say hay bales are the only things that are still burning.

However, they say they hope to have all the fire out in about an hour.