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Large fire burns several acres, 50 homes evacuated near Blanchard

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BLANCHARD, Okla. – Emergency crews contained a large blaze near Blanchard, saying several homes were evacuated as the fire grew.

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Shortly before 2 p.m., firefighters were called to a grass fire between Bridge Creek and Blanchard.

Initial reports indicated that some structures were being threatened by the flames near Sara Rd. and E. 1270.

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At this point, several acres have burned.

Crews say the fire is mostly contained, but they did evacuate about 50 homes as a precaution.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for several counties across the state, meaning any fires that spark could spread quickly.

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