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Large Grass Fire Burning In NW OKC, Near Yukon

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Firefighters were called in to contain a large grass fire on the northwest side of the metro, approaching the Yukon area, Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were called out to the scene north of W. Wilshire Blvd. and to the east of the Kilpatrick turnpike, just before 3:30 p.m.

Initial estimates indicate approximately 80 acres of land burned in the blaze. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The fire started in a remote area, but burned north rapidly in the direction of a new housing addition, believed to be the Calm Springs housing addition, on W. Britton Rd. The threatened homes were evacuated briefly.

Fire crews worked quickly to stop the flames, which burned up to the fence line of some homes, but was stopped before it could do any damage. A backhoe was also used to build a firebreak in front of the fences.

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