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Grass Fires Contained after Day-Long Battles

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Bristow

Bristow firefighters responded to a grass fire in Creek County earlier today.

Officials told KTUL that the fire was located four and a half miles north of Bristow and torched about five acres of a family's field.

"It's just so windy. If you haven't seen it, you don't understand it. But when that wind catches it, it just takes off," said land owner Jim McReynolds.

It happened around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. It took firefighters and volunteers about an hour to put out the fire.

A short in a lawn mower wire sparked the grass and the wind carried the flame. Still, firefighters said the wind actually aided in their efforts.

"The wind helped us out a little actually, because it was not a steady wind in one direction. It was shifting around. So, it would blow the fire a little and blow back against the fire, and that helped us out a lot," said Bristow Fire Captain David McSpadden.

Dewey

Fire departments responded and knocked out a small grass fire earlier in Dewey on 1500 Road.

Skiatook

Collinsville Fire Department aided Skiatook Fire Department on a fire in Skiatook today. The fire is reportedly 90 percent under control.

Another large grass fire broke out northwest of Skiatook on County Road 20150.

Three other fire departments are assisted with the fire and it is contained for the time being.

Wagoner County

Crews responded to a grass fire in Wagoner County near Highway 69 near the Muskogee Turnpike.

Crews are putting out hot spots now but earlier the fire burned through three abandoned homes and 100 acres.



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