Grass fires run rampant in Oklahoma
Updated 1/17/15 at 2:17 p.m.
An electrical wire sparked and started the fire that burned about 1 acre of Midwest City. Emergency crews put out the fire before it reached any homes.
Scanner reports say the grass fire in Spencer is also out.
Updated 1/17/15 at 1:28 p.m.
It has been reported the grass fire on the 9200 block of NW 75th has been successfully put out.
Another grass fire has popped up near Spencer, OK.
OKLAHOMA-– With the high wind speeds and the dry weather in Oklahoma, the metro area firefighters are working hard to put out numerous grass fires.
The security of homes is being threatened by a grass fire in Midwest City. The fire is said to have started at an unoccupied structure and slowing moving towards homes, according to Midwest City Public Information Officer David Richardson.
There are 5 fire units and 2 police units on that scene. No word yet on progress or how that fire started.
Fire departments are also currently fighting a grass fire in a wheat field on the 9200 block of NW 75th, according to Oklahoma City Public Information Officer Chris Brown.
Police scanners say it is unclear the amount of acres that have been burned, but there is no clear danger of any structures as firefighters seem to have a handle on the situation.
There was another grass fire on 15th and Luther, but fire departments say they have safely put those flames out.
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