Firefighters encourage extra safety precautions for controlled burns

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) -- Several grass fires in Love County were controlled burns, but one got too close for comfort to an oil well.

The Criner Hills Fire Department was called to this control burn off Oswalt and Wade road around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Workers nearby were concerned the fire was getting too close to the oil well, which they say is easily combustible.

Firefighters say to always watch your controlled burns and notify your local fire department before you start one.

"You wanna clean the area around, you want to have some small fire breaks you know or something similar to that, and you want to make sure you have water there in case it does start getting out of control," says Davis Fire Chief Jeremy Baumgarner.

People are asked to not burn on a day with high and dry winds.

Firefighters say to always watch your controlled burns and notify your local fire department before you start one.



 
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