Homes threatened by grass fires near Mannford, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon

Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 19:53:29-05

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. - Fire crews battled two grass fires said to be threatening homes near Mannford Wednesday afternoon amid continued fire danger.

One fire was near 449th West Avenue and 61st Street, the other was near Hwy 33 and 305th West Avenue.

The fire was in both Tulsa and Creek Counties. Earlier Wednesday morning, Creek County passed a 14-day burn ban.

No homes were evacuated due to the fire, but officials say people need to be aware and cautious.

One home owner says the wind could be a problem throughout the night.

"It looks like the wind is kind of shifting to the East so I think it's going to stay away from us here in these 20 acres. But the people on the east I don't know,” said homeowner Roger Burch.

There is no word at this time on what caused the fire, though initial reports indicate the fire may have been sparked by a lit cigarette.

Both the Keystone and the Sand Springs fire departments responded to the fires. In total, 30 to 40 acres were burned in the grass fire near Mannford.

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