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UPDATE: Northwest Oklahoma City fire halts some Edmond Public Schools bus service

A large grass fire in the Deer Creek School District area was threatening homes. As a precaution, Edmond Public Schools didn’t bus children to two neighborhoods in the area.
Modified: February 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm •  Published: February 18, 2014

4:10 p.m.: As a precaution, Edmond Public Schools did not bus children to La Sonata and Skyler’s Court neighborhoods because of the grass fire. Parents from those neighborhoods are asked to pick up their children from Frontier Elementary School, school district spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said.

3:50 p.m.: Oklahoma City and Deer Creek Fire District crews have contained most of the fire that consumed 20 acres of grass near a neighborhood, Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

Seven homes in the Skyler’s Court housing addition with backyards adjoining the field were threatened, but firefighters were able to contain the fire before it could damage any homes, Stanaland said.

Firefighters attempted to evacuate the homes but some residents did not leave the area, he said.

“When we try to evacuate homes, we ask for the residents’ cooperation so we can try to save threatened homes,” Stanaland said.

The cause of the fire, which burned near NW 192 between Pennsylvania and May avenues, is unknown. No one was injured, Stanaland said.

3:25 p.m.: Oklahoma City and Deer Creek fire crews are battling a grass fire in northwest Oklahoma City that is threatening several homes.

The fire was reported at 2400 NW 192 about 2:40 p.m. and burned the wood fences of some homes.

Firefighters are working to put out the grass fire in backyards of threatened homes and are dousing homes to prevent them from burning.

Check for updates.


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