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HE Bailey Closed Briefly Near Chickasha After Grass Fire Caused Zero Visibility

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GRADY COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The HE Bailey Turnpike had to be shut down in both directions briefly near Chickasha, Oklahoma, due to a grass fire that caused zero visibility in the area Monday afternoon.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, just before 2 p.m. the grass fire caused zero visibility at mile marker 72 on HE Bailey in Grady County. Both eastbound and westbound lanes of the turnpike had to be shut down for about 15 minutes. The lanes are back open. 

Troopers also responded to a possible injury collision at the same location.

Crews were able to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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