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Grass fire rekindles at Limestone ranch

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 17:19:33-05

LIMESTONE, Okla--A fire rekindled on Monday morning on a ranch. Authorities say that the fire started on Sunday afternoon near the 23600 block of South Keetonville Road.

Limestone Fire, Collinsville, Claremore and Northwest were out battling the flames. 

Chief Smith with Limestone Fire Department says they are waiting for an air drop through National Guard.

Crews have had to bring their own water in tanker because no fire hydrant

Firefighters have faced some challenges while battling the blaze. Officials say the chain link fence, few openings and tall, steep hill, leaves making it hard to climb because it’s like “ice” very slippery

Also, wild animals are living in the area, making it difficult to drive. snakes and deer in the area so drive slow. 

Crews say that the fire on north end is worse. Crews are responding there as well as the bottom of the hill

No residences have been damaged, and no injuries have been reported. Firefighters say that the cause fo the fire is possibly a man burning leaves and it got out of control. 

The Keetonville fire was brought under control around 2pm Monday. 

Crews are still mopping up. Officials say there are a lot of trees on the burnt land, so they’re making sure embers don’t start it back up. It was rough terrain, so they could not access a lot of it by foot.

The land burned for more than 24 hours.

Around 600 acres are burnt, and several homes were protected by firefighters.

A big portion of the fire was on Garth Brooks’ ranch, but it didn’t start there.

 

2 Works for You has a crew at the scene and will bring you the latest information. 

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