Train Sparks 15 Acre Grass Fire


Sunday, January 18th 2009, 6:28 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- A northbound train sparked two grass fires Sunday afternoon.

The first fire was near NE 114 Street and Interstate 235. The second fire was sparked near NW 88 Street and Western Avenue.

Firefighters said about 15 acres were burned. The fires threatened two area business, but no structures were damaged by the blaze.

It took over 30 minutes to get the fire extinguished.

And in Buffalo, investigators are looking into two fires they say are suspicious.

Fire crews from five counties including a crew from Kansas were called out to battle the blazes Sunday.

Officials said the main fire burned nearly 3,200 acres. No structures were damaged by the fires.