MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. -- Winds gusting to 40 miles per hour and dry conditions led to tense moments for some folks in southern Oklahoma. A major grass fire burned for hours Thursday in Murray County. Robin Beal has more.
First news rode along with the Sulphur fire chief and the city manager to survey the damage.
Pictures shot from inside the chief's car show that damage was only burnt fields and pastureland, but the fire started right behind the local Wal-Mart and worked its way over to the municipal airport. After hopping the runway and leaving a trail of charred grass behind it, no buildings were lost and nobody was hurt.
The fire was stopped just a few blocks away from a major residential neighborhood.
The chief says more than 60 firefighters from 14 agencies helped to keep that fire contained. The wind made it very difficult work for firefighters.
Again, nobody was hurt, and no buildings were damaged.