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Fire slows traffic on Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City

Crews are battling a grass fire in the median near Interstate 44 and SW 15 in Oklahoma City.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 23, 2014 at 11:34 am •  Published: January 23, 2014
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Oklahoma City fire crews are battling a grass fire on the median of Interstate 44 near SW 15.

Fire officials said they have requested traffic control on the highway to ensure fire crews have enough room to take care of the fire.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene directing traffic.

Fire officials recommend avoiding the area until the fire is put out.

Oklahoma City remains under a burn ban that was issued Tuesday. High winds and dry conditions have increased the fire danger in the past week.

Fire officials recommend drivers extinguish cigarette butts in their vehicles and discourage throwing them out the window.