Firefighters Able To Quickly Extinguish Grassfire Near Heritage Hall

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 2:51 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A wildfire broke out in northwest Oklahoma City near 115th Street between Pennsylvania and Western Avenues Thursday afternoon.

The fire was located just north of Heritage Hall, but firefighters were able to get a handle on the blaze before it threatened any structures.

"This is crazy, everyone talks about it but you don't know until it hits home," said Mark Wagoner who was working in his garage. "I smelled some smoke and the neighbors across the street were all looking up and came in the back yard. I saw the flames just coming up."

A total of ten acres burned on the strip of land between homes and an apartment complex.

"Just kept it to the grass and cedar trees, so that's a good day," said Bat. Chief Steve Numry of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Fire investigators have not said how the fire was started.