Stillwater News Press

March 5, 2013

UPDATE: Firefighters report grass fire under control

By NewsPress Staff
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Firefighters battling a grass fire in south Stillwater are reporting the fire is under control.

The Stillwater Fire Department is responding to a grass fire near E. 44th Ave. and Husband Street.

Two Stillwater Fire Department brush trucks, a Stillwater fire engine and a Perkins Fire Department brush truck and tanker are fighting the fire.

Several residential homes are located southwest of the fire and north of the fire.

“There’s some big brush piles still burning to the north,” said Stillwater Fire Department Assistant Chief Rick Hauf. “The biggest concern are embers from those piles starting a new fire to the south.”

Hauf said the grass fire started to the north. He said high winds have been a problem.

Hauf said the cause of the fire is unknown.