Firefighters face tough terrain while working to contain Jennings fire

Posted at 4:24 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 17:24:23-04

JENNINGS, Okla. -- With no injuries or structures lost, volunteer firefighters in Jennings said it's been a success so far.

Right now the west and north side are contained. However crews are facing challenges on the east side with terrain issues, so they're currently monitoring the area and hope for the assistance of rain in the next day and a half.

The fire is still burning about a mile east of Jennings, but the mayor said the size has gone down significantly since last night. At this point, crews are just asking people to be aware.

"The people on the north side of the fire will be in the smoke for quite some time. Our fire chief has requested that if anyone sees any flames on the north side, please call 9-1-1," Mayor Kevin Wright said.

Overnight 90 firefighters from 20 department were on scene, all of them volunteers. Many will stay on through tomorrow.

Multiple structures were threatened, which caused evacuations. The senior center was open Monday night for those evacuated, and Wright said they will open it back up if needed.

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