300-acre grass fire near Bixby brought under control
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, November 09, 2012
BIXBY – Fire crews have largely contained a 300-acre grass fire that ignited southeast of Bixby on Wednesday night.
More than a dozen fire departments provided mutual aid and about 88 firefighters worked into the night Thursday as strong winds fed the blaze, Fire Chief Steve Abel said.
The fire, which he said burned approximately 300 acres, was 98 percent contained at 7 a.m. Friday.
The remaining area consists of brush, which is contained within manmade fire breaks created with bulldozers yesterday, Abel said.
No structures had been affected Friday morning, but firefighters are monitoring the fire out of concern for expected heavy winds.