- Firefighters in Oklahoma City worked to contain a massive grass fire
- Approximately 900 acres were burned in the Sunday blaze
- Blaze began around 134th and Midwest Boulevard, spreading south
- Oklahoma City Fire Department said that about 200 firefighters from almost 12 fire departments responded
- It said: ‘Two mobile homes received partial fire damage, one RV burned, and two outbuildings were lost’
- There have been no reports of hurt civilians or firefighters, the department said
Firefighters in Oklahoma City worked to contain a massive grass fire which saw hundreds of acres burned over the weekend.
Approximately 900 acres were burned in the Sunday blaze, according to KOCO.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a news release: ‘The fire began near SE. 134th and Midwest Blvd. and spread quickly to the south.
‘After jumping a creek in the middle of the mile section, the fire quickly continued south and eventually crossed SE. 149th St.
‘The strong winds continued to drive the fire still further south, bringing it very close to SE. 164th St.
‘Numerous homes were in danger along Air Depot Blvd. between SE. 149th and SE. 164th, but firefighters worked quickly to position resources around those homes for protection.’
According to the fire department, ‘Crews made a final stand in the area of SE. 164th and Air Depot Blvd
‘The fire was still trying to cross SE. 164th on the southern boundary of the fire, and it was very close to crossing Air Depot on the Western side of the fire in this area.
‘The fire was not able to cross SE. 164th, but it did cross Air Depot Blvd.
‘Ultimately, the forward progress of the fire was stopped.’
‘They will, however, need to check in through law enforcement who still have the area secured,’ the release said.
‘Those returning should be prepared to show ID to re-enter the area.’
The Oklahoma City Fire Department warned: ‘While the forward progress of the fire was stopped, there is still a great deal of fire within the burned area that firefighters must extinguish.’
It’s not known what started the blaze, the fire department said.