Firefighters Battle Grass Fire Near Homes In Southeast OKC

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 3:32 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Fire Department battled a grass fire near S.E. 164th Street and Air Depot Blvd Thursday afternoon.

The fire burning near several homes in the area, but did not cause any damage to them.

SkyNews9 and pilot Mason Dunn shot video of one man trying to put out the flames with a garden hose as they approached his home.  Firefighters soon arrived and took over the battle.

Officials said at the homeowner who was trying to put out the flames near his house suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital were he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

There's no word yet on what started the fire.