Fire ignites near Highway 75 in Bartlesville, burns 30-50 acres

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A grass fire east of Highway 75 in Bartlesville is now under control as a number of departments worked to contain it.

The fire, which burned 30 to 50 acres near 397 Road and County Road 2300, was ignited from an overheated hay bailer, says Bartlesville Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hollander.

The blaze began before 4 p.m. Monday. Bartlesville, Washington County, Oglesby and Ocheleta crews arrived shortly after.

No structural damages have been reported, but harsh heat and high winds brought the flames to around 10 feet of a building, Hollander says.

Crews are still on scene to ensure no hot spots spark.

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