Grass fire burns, threatens homes in Central Ok.

Posted at 4:23 PM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 17:23:09-05

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) -- A grass fire has scorched about 100 acres near a central Oklahoma community as much of the state remains under a wildfire alert.

Authorities say firefighters were working Sunday to bring a grass fire under control near Harrah, located about 23 miles east of Oklahoma City. Firefighters are trying to bring the blaze under control before it reaches nearby homes. No evacuations have yet been ordered.

The National Weather Service says the chance of wildfires will remain elevated across most of Oklahoma through Thursday due to warm temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

Forecasters say the danger will be most critical Tuesday and Wednesday. Strong northerly winds are likely on Tuesday, especially in parts of western Oklahoma. Wind gusts of more than 40 mph will be possible in some areas.

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