Massive Oklahoma Grass Fire Prompts Evacuations
Oklahoma City, OK – Crews responded to a large grass fire burning in southeast Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported near S.E. 134th and Midwest Blvd.
Due to strong winds, the fire was rapidly spreading to the south. Residents in the area were being asked to evacuate.
As of Sunday afternoon, nearly 900 acres have been burned so far. Crews said at least one structure had caught fire and there was a housing addition in the area being threatened. The fire comes just a few days after Governor Mary Fallin issued a two-week burn ban for most of the state due to extreme weather conditions and a high fire danger. The ban expires February 24th.
There still remains no word on the cause of the fire.