Police Arrest Eight Men Accused Of Setting Grass Fire In OKC


Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 4:18 pm
By: News 9


Eight people were arrested in connection with a grass fire that caught a house on fire in Oklahoma City on Monday.

The teens all face arson charges for allegedly starting a grass fire near N.W. 150th Street and Rockwell on Monday, February 18 just after midnight.

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Firefighters battled the 40-acre grass fire. However, strong winds between 30 to 40 mph pushed the flames toward a large, two-story home occupied by two brothers.

Firefighters rescued the men, and no one was hurt. Unfortunately, the fire damaged their home. Total damage to the home was estimated to be $275,000 and approximately 40 acres of grass were burned.

No other details were released on how the fire was started. The investigation is ongoing.