7-30-06 – Several fire departments worked large grass fires on Sunday. In eastern Bryan County, a grass fire that started south of Highway 70 around 1:30 p.m. quickly moved north and jumped the highway.
Deputies were on the scene directly traffic late Sunday afternoon because smoke was still heavy near the road.
No injuries were reported.
In Carter County, a large grass fire broke out along Highway 70 and Mary Niblack Road, threatening homes.
The fire started on the north side of the highway, but spread to a nearby field. Ardmore firefighters and crews from the Bureau of Indian Affairs worked to contain the blaze. Residents also pitched in, using shovels and tractors to create fire breaks.
Their efforts were successful, no homes were damaged.