Extreme fire danger for most of Oklahoma, fires flare up

Extreme fire danger for most of Oklahoma, fires flare up

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Dry conditions and high winds are making Oklahoma ripe for wildfires to spread and all it takes is a spark or an errant cigarette.

3:15 PM Guthrie fire

Crews in Logan County and Guthrie were called to a report of a wildfire that started near an area of dense trees. The fire was near South Broadway St. and W. Seward Road.

By the time crews arrived on scene, the fire had spread to the trees which may be cedar.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area, if possible.

2:15 PM Bethel Acres Fire

Fire crews in Pottowatomie County responded to a report of grass fire near Bethel Acres. The fire is believed to have claimed at least on structure.

It's unknown if any injuries were reported with this fire.

The flames were put out around 3:00 as crews watched for hot spots.

1:26 PM Fire on SE Oklahoma City-Moore line

Fire crews from Oklahoma City and Moore rushed to gain control of a large grass fire that claimed several cedar trees.

Crews from both departments were called to SE 104th St. and S. Bryant Ave just before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The fire did not claim any structures but did come close to several homes.

By 2:15, the fire was under control and crews were putting out hotspots.

Wind speeds are above 20 MPH with 50 MPH wind gusts expected, meaning the fire danger in Oklahoma is extreme for Tuesday.

If you see a grass fire where you are, call 911 first to make sure firefighters are there, get yourself to safety, and snap a picture and email it to us.

Dry conditions and high winds are making Oklahoma ripe for wildfires to spread.The
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