Wildfire that burned nearly 200 acres under investigation

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MORRISON, Okla. - A wildfire north of Stillwater burned up to 200 acres Monday.

It started near Morrison around 2:30 p.m. and was contained around 5:00 p.m.

One barn was destroyed in the fire, but thankfully no homes were damaged.

Bill Frank said he has seen better days.

“Sad. I’m just really sad,” Frank said.

He is sad because about 80 acres of his father’s land is now a sea of black.

Frank uses the land to bale and sale hay.

He said Monday’s fire will cost him around $40,000 dollars.

The wind made it difficult for fire crews to put out the flames, but that was not their only problem.

“Main issue we had today was just sightseers. Out trying to see what was going on. Was actually getting in the way of us doing our job out here,” Morrison Fire Chief Chris Ridge said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

While Frank waits for answers he is trying to look on the bright side.

“I think that’s the most important thing. Nobody was hurt. Hopefully nobody does get hurt,” Frank said.

Frank said it will probably take two years for the grass to grow back.


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