Firefighters Battle 8,000 Acre Grass Fire in Oklahoma

10 departments and two helicopters at work

 

 

HOMINY, Okla. (KJRH) – Dozens of firefighters battle an 8,000 acre grass fire off Highway 20 in Osage County.

The characteristics of this fire are startling. The flames quickly spread over thousands of acres, jumping nearly 260 feet every minute, according to Osage County Emergency Management.

“We tried driving down one of the roads and the fire just jumped immediately to the road and we had to back out and leave and we couldn’t get close,” said Sabrina Edwards, who lives about 20 minutes away from the fire.