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Crews fight multiple fires in central Oklahoma

Fire crews across central Oklahoma were busy Thursday fighting grass fires fueled by high winds and dry conditions.
From STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm •  Published: January 16, 2014
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Firefighters across central Oklahoma were busy again Thursday fighting grass fires.

High winds and dry conditions have fueled grass fires all week.

Several fires sprung up in Oklahoma City throughout the day. One near NW 164 and Rockwell burned several acres near a neighborhood before it was put out.

Other fires at 4025 W Reno and near Interstate 35 and SE 89 were quickly put out.

An Edmond fire caused severe traffic tie-ups when it broke out during rush-hour traffic. A train apparently caused a trail of fires along the tracks that parallel Broadway on the west, fire officials said.

The fires were concentrated near 15th. No structures burned, but traffic was backed up for miles on Broadway and 15th.

Firefighters also battled a large blaze in Pottawatomie County near Tecumseh.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major structural damage related to any of the fires.


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