EDMOND, Okla. – Crews battled a wildfire Tuesday afternoon and into the night in Edmond.
The blaze sparked around 3 p.m. at a metal building in the 3600 block of East Waterloo Road. It was engulfed in flames.
A second house fire and a grass fire followed soon after with thick smoke covering the area. Thankfully, no injuries have occurred.
Multiple vehicles also caught on fire, and at least three other structures were effected by the blaze.
Neighbors said they heard explosions as the flames went from building to building.
“There were multiple explosions. We are not sure what that was at this time. We know that we’ve had some issues with the utilities going off. That might have been what they were hearing,” said Blake Hutsempiller of the Oak Cliff Fire Department.
Deer Creek, Edmond and Oak Cliff fire crews were on the scene. High winds made the fire hard to control.
“Oh, it’s incredible. It was bad. Pair that with the low humidity and unseasonably warm temperatures, and this is exactly what can happen.”
Traffic near North Coltrane Road was diverted as a result.