Hundreds of acres of land scorched in Mayes County grass fire

Posted at 1:05 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 19:01:15-05

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. -- Hundreds of acres of land were scorched Thursday in a Mayes County grass fire.

The fire was reported near Highway 20, two miles east of Pryor. Emergency officials estimated about between 200 to 300 acres of land have burned in the fire.

The fire, which was battled by six fire departments, has been put out. 

Many of those who battled the fire are volunteers.

"They are all volunteers. They are having to take time off from their jobs, from their families to come out here and help us put this fire out," said Michael Dunham, with Mayes County emergency management. "Sometimes it’s a financial loss to them, but we really appreciate that they’ve come out and helped us and they did it with a smile on their face."

No one was injured in the fire and no structures were affected. Crews are assessing damage after nearby railroad ties caught fire along with an electric pole. 

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