UPDATE: Grass fires burning in northwest Oklahoma City Thursday

Several grass fires have been reported in Oklahoma City. Firefighters have extinguished the blazes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 30, 2014 at 11:06 am •  Published: January 30, 2014

11:05 a.m. A grass fire near apartment buildings at Memorial Road and N Pennsylvania Avenue is out, said fire Maj. Tammy McKinney. Crews continue be alert for more fires. “This wind is really driving the fires today,” McKinney said. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

10:45 a.m. Several apartment buildings are being evacuated near a grass fire burning at Memorial Road and N Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday. Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

9:50 a.m. Firefighters have contained two grass fires in far northwest Oklahoma City Thursday morning, said fire Maj. Tammy McKinney. Firefighters were extinguishing a blaze at NW 178 and N Council Road. Firefighters also stopped a grass fire at NW 150 and N Rockwell Avenue that threatened a structure. McKinney said the grass fires Thursday have been small, but a strong south wind increases fire danger. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

7 a.m. Firefighters have extinguished a grass fire in northeast Oklahoma City Thursday. High fire danger continues in gusty winds. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

6:38 a.m. A grass fire has been reported in northeast Oklahoma City Thursday morning.

The fire is in the 7300 block of N Post Road.

The fire started about 6:25 a.m. Firefighters reported power lines are sparking in the high winds. Check NewsOK.com for updates.