Local & Regional
Mon August 8, 2011
Wild Fire West of Tulsa
Mannford, OK – Firefighters still working fires across Oklahoma
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) Firefighters continued to battle a grass fire near Mannford that has destroyed homes and other structures.
Emergency medical responder Beverly Avey with the Keystone Fire Department said Sunday firefighters were still at the scene of the blaze near Oklahoma Highway 51. Avey said some homes had been lost but she didn't know how many.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says she didn't know how many homes burned in the fire, but said at least 2,100 acres had been consumed.
Avey said some firefighters were being treated for heat-related issues.
Ooten says Oklahoma National Guard helicopters were dispatched Sunday to fires near Asher in Pottawatomie County and to an area near Cleveland along Oklahoma Highway 48.
Ooten says the fire near Asher has burned about 600 acres.