LEONARD, Okla. - Fire officials say a fire in Leonard south of Bixby is under control.
Firefighters left the scene around 2:30 Friday morning but will return after daybreak to check for flare-ups.
They are concerned that continued high winds forecast for Friday will rekindle the fire that has already burned about 1,000 acres.
More than 70 firefighters from 10 departments worked on the blaze Thursday.
Bixby Fire Chief Steve Able told 2NEWS these types of fires are not uncommon but this fire was a little bigger than normal, stretching about a mile wide.
About 25 to 40 houses were in the fire's potential path but Abel says none were affected.
"We've never lost a home out here due to one of these and we don't plan on doing it today," Abel said.
A strong south wind with gusts in the 30 to 40 mile-per-hour range is projected through Saturday, increasing the risk of fire.
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