Grass fire burns dozens of acres in northwest Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Firefighters were called to an open area in northwest Oklahoma City on a grass fire Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 p.m., Oklahoma City and Deer Creek fire crews were called to a grass fire near N.W. 164th and Meridian.

Heavy smoke could be seen for miles as dozens of acres of land burned.

Firefighters worked to prevent the blaze from spreading to the Lone Oak housing addition as cedar trees provided fuel for the fire.

Benny Fulkerson, with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, says strong winds can make it problematic for firefighters, but say the winds are not nearly as volatile as Monday’s weather.

Fortunately, fire crews were able to contain the blaze before it jumped the road.

Oklahoma City firefighters say they will continue to hit hot spots for a while longer.

No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Authorities say they were also called to a small grass fire near Edmond Santa Fe High School around the same time. Officials say no students were in any danger.