Grass fire consumes one structure in southwest Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City and Mustang fire crews battled a grass fire at SW 59 and Mustang Road.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm •  Published: March 10, 2014
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More than 50 firefighters contained a large grass fire Monday afternoon that burned one structure in southwest Oklahoma City near Mustang, fire officials said.

Oklahoma City and Mustang crews arrived at the scene, near SW 59 and Mustang Road, about 3:30 p.m. Strong wind gusts spread the flames northeast, engulfing an outbuilding, Oklahoma City Fire Department Deputy Chief Kellie Saywers said.

Saywers said about nine Oklahoma City units and two Mustang units battled the flames for about an hour before it was contained, while crews in brush pumpers worked long after the fire was put out to manage hot spots.

“There’s a creek that runs up through the center of some of this area that was on fire,” Saywers said. “That proved to be a little bit of challenge, but we turned around and sent crews the other direction to come at it from the other side.”

Sawyers said fire danger remains high across the state.

“When the wind conditions are high, the humidity is low and our fuel load is heavy, people need to be cautious,” Sawyers said.