Firefighters gain control of large grassfire before it reached new homes
EDMOND, Okla. – Officials say firefighters gained the upper hand on a grass fire just before it reached nearby homes Tuesday afternoon.
A massive blaze was creeping toward an Edmond neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities were called to the area of Danforth, between Penn Ave. and May Ave., shortly after 3 p.m. when a grass fire got out of control.
A few fences and backyards were burned by the flames.
However, firefighters were able to put it out before it reached a home.
A garden hose can be seen in the home’s backyard, which may mean the family attempted to help put it out before it spread to their home.
The fire was burning a nearby field after the wind shifted directions.
The wind and dry grass appears to have fueled the flames, which continued to grow.
Fortunately, no homes were touched by the fire.