Multiple Wildfires Burn In Central Oklahoma

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 5:32 pm
By: News 9

Multiple fire crews in central Oklahoma are responding to wildfires, Thursday afternoon.

One fire is was burning near State Highway 105 and Indian Meridian Rd. in Logan County, Thursday afternoon. This fire was contained as of 5 p.m. Two mobile homes were destroyed.

The second was burning about seven miles to the southwest of the town of Mulhall, Okla., or to the northeast of the town of Crescent.

Authorities say about 300 acres of land has burned at this time. The second fire is the larger of the two and is headed in a northeast direction. One home is in the path of the blaze.

At around 5:30 p.m. multiple fire crews were called to assist in extinguishing at least five wildfires that sprung up along the westbound side of the Turner Turnpike, in the area of mile marker 142, near NE 150th St. and Hiwassee Rd. in Oklahoma County.

Crews tell News 9 the fire line is three miles long, from Douglass Blvd. to Hiwassee Rd.

One mobile home was badly burned by the turnpike fire and several more in the area are being threatened.

The Red Cross is providing refreshments to crews battling the fire along the turnpike. If any homes are impacted and families need assistance, the Red Cross says they will be available for relief.

The cause of the fires has not been determined.

Keep checking with News 9 and for more information.