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Firefighters gain control of large grassfire before it reached new homes

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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.