Grassfire forces evacuation of Del City homes
BY Associated Press
Thursday, July 05, 2012
DEL CITY — Several families in Del City were evacuated overnight after a grassfire approached their homes.
Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that firefighters extinguished the flames and no homes were damaged. A fence and two sheds burned in the blaze, which also knocked out electricity to the area.
The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday when a resident reported that an outbuilding was on fire. Authorities said the flames quickly spread and burned at least four backyards.
Firefighters evacuated an entire block of homes as a precaution as they battled the fire.
Authorities said they don't know what caused the fire but neighbors reported hearing fireworks shortly before seeing flames.