OHP trooper injured after being hit by shrapnel; grass fire sparked

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was injured in an incident on the city’s southeast side which also sparked a grass fire, police say.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at around 1 p.m. Friday near I-240 and Air Depot.

Officials tell News 4 the OHP Bomb Squad was disposing of explosives when something went off prematurely, hitting a trooper with a piece of shrapnel.

The trooper is expected to be OK and sustained minor injuries.

The incident sparked a grass fire in the area to approximately five acres.

Firefighters have since put the fire out.

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