Structures, Land Destroyed In Logan County Grass Fires - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Structures, Land Destroyed In Logan County Grass Fires

Posted: Updated:
Several grass fires broke out Sunday afternoon in parts of Logan County, forcing about 20 homes to evacuate. Several grass fires broke out Sunday afternoon in parts of Logan County, forcing about 20 homes to evacuate.
LOGAN COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Several wildfires destroyed homes and changed lives here in Oklahoma. At one point Sunday, six nearby counties had wildfires burning.

There are dozens of hay bales still burning late Sunday night. The Guthrie Fire Chief says the fires were rekindled from a grass fire from Saturday.

Winter fire season is well under way. Several grass fires broke out Sunday afternoon in parts of Logan County, forcing about 20 homes to evacuate.

"When things are dead like this, they burn with the great intensity, especially when you couple them with the wind, the heat and the low humidity like we've got today," said Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow.

Harlow says roughly 1,200 to 1,500 acres in Logan County were on fire. Crews from all the metro moved in to help put out the growing the flames. But not before, several vacant structures, some cattle and at least 500 hay bales were lost.

1/12/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma Firefighters Battle Multiple Grass Fires

James and Maxine Towle came from home from church to find much of their 160 acres on fire. Their barn, tractor and pickup truck all burned.

"Pretty tough, I put a lot of labor into that bar. I built it from nothing you know," said James Towle.

The couple has had their home since 1951 and said they had never seen a fire hit their area.

"It was really scary, because I didn't know that the fire had burned all the way to the house; had burned all around the house to the brick," Towle said.

The Towle's home is still without power after the fire knocked out a pole. They expect these thick hay bales will be burning for the next couple days.

Several fire crews are still in Logan County working into the night, keeping an eye on if the wind shifts. Evacuees have been allowed to go back to their homes.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Kingfisher Cheerleader Falls Violently Ill After High School Football Game

    Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night. Cordell teenager Tysen was diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases, Monday night.
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
    An Oklahoma teenager is diagnosed with not one but several rare diseases.When she found out she was a cheerleader at Kingfisher High School and no one saw it coming. Sunday night 17 year old Tysen Hendricks got home from a trip to the Mayo Clinic, but just a few hours later ended up back in the hospital.More >>
  • OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    OSBI Investigating Disappearance Of Alva Man

    Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.Travis Murrow texted his stepson last Sunday he was driving to Enid to pick up payment for a pickup truck he had recently sold. His family says he disappeared after that.
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>
    The OSBI and other authorities all over Northwest Oklahoma are looking into the disappearance of a 40-year-old Alva man.More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.