Grass fire contained near Vinita

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 1/30 5:33 pm Published: 1/30 10:57 am

A massive grass fire in Vinitia is contained.

Smoke filled the sky in Vinita Thursday.

“You know you just don’t know what to think I was grabbing stuff out of the house and you don’t even know really what to grab and take out and I was just thinking you know just get a few things and I thought, ‘what?’” said Alice Nall.

As firefighters from around Green Country fought the flames Nall told FOX23 she packed her car and watched the fire across the street from her house.

“And I started calling people and saying, ‘get to praying now for me and my neighbors because it’s on us, it’s on us,’” Nall said.

OHP shut down highway 60 right in front of Nall’s house because the fire jumped the road and smoke was thick.

The smoke was so thick emergency management originally thought 4 acres were on fire, but that number was later reduced to two and a half.

“It missed me and that neighbor and that neighbor and that neighbor just barely,” said Nall.

FOX23 learned from Craig County’s Emergency Management Director Morris Bluejacket no homes have been lost yet but a shed was lost.

There were about 9-10 fire crews on the scene with 50 people or more people helping fight the flames.  The Department of Public Safety re-opened both lanes of US 60 between Vinita and Nowata.

Burn bans are in effect in 23 counties as dry conditions persist.

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