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BETHEL ACRES, Okla. – Authorities in Pottawatomie County are battling a large grass fire that is tearing through an open area.

Firefighters were called to a wildfire near Bethel Rd. and Lake Rd. shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday.

Currently, the roads are blocked in the area because officers are concerned about the thick smoke and the possibility of the fire crossing the road.grassfire2

The area is located 1 mile north of Bethel Acres High School.

Officials say the fire has already consumed hay bales and burned at least 100 acres in the Bethel Acres area.