Multiple fire departments battle Mayes County wildfire

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 22:04:45-05

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. -- Firefighters are battling a wildfire in Mayes County on Wednesday.

The fire, which has burned about 300 acres, is burning near Spavinaw off North Highway 82. Officials said the fire is contained but crews are working to get the fire under control.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is assisting the Spavinaw and Salina fire departments in battling the flames. More than 50 firefighters have been battling the flames since early Wednesday.

The fire spread quickly due to high winds and due to the fact that it started in an area with a lot of trees. Some structures were threatened in the fire, but they've been protected.

“We had high winds all last night and we have had some power outages in the area, so we don’t know if it burned through those power lines, said Michael Dunham, Mayes County Emergency Management deputy director. "That could be what started but we don’t know what started this fire.”

No injuries have been reported in the fire.

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