3 Buildings Damaged by Metro Fires


Sunday, December 7th 2008, 3:05 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Firefighters battled a large blaze between 23 and 30 streets and Bryant Avenue and Coltrane Road in Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon.

Several homes in the area were jeopardized by the uncontrolled fire. One structure was severely damaged but no serious injuries were reported.

"With the strong south winds, this fire quickly spread into a heavily wooded area, went approximately half a mile jumping 30 Street and endangered several homes at that time," Oklahoma Fire Battalion Chief Kirk Wright said.

Emergency crews shut down Bryant Avenue and Coltrane Road as they worked for several hours to control the fire. Nearly 30 crews from the surrounding area aided in fighting the blaze.

Fire officials are also battled a structure fire near Charter Oak Road and S Broadway in southern Logan County. A barn was the first structure to go up in the blaze, but the fire quickly spread into a small grass fire near several other homes.

One home was damaged by the blaze. Neighbors are dousing their lawns and fences with water as a precaution.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the barn fire.