|Updated: 2/18 10:07 am
||Published: 2/17 10:37 pm
Monday night fire investigators say children started a quick moving fire in Broken Arrow.
We first brought you those breaking news details on FOX23 news at 6.
Investigators confirmed with FOX23 that three children were playing in a field near 71st and Aspen when the fire was started and flames got dangerously close to nearby homes and businesses.
FOX23 went to Broken Arrow and spoke with neighbors to find out the reason one parent is very angry.
Thankfully, this fire is out and no one was hurt, but before dusk on Monday we spoke with one man who says two of the kids tried to get his daughter to light the fire.
Steven Ott said it was around 1 or so Monday afternoon when he looked outside and was shocked to see smoke and flames coming from a nearby field.
"The whole field was engulfed in flames," said Ott.
His house sits directly across the street along with many others.
It took several crews from Broken Arrow and one crew from Tulsa to get this grass fire under control.
Although we've been dealing with numerous grass fires over the past few days, firefighters say this one seemed suspicious.
"There were some kids seen playing in the field," said Ott.
Fire investigators say preliminary reports show that three kids admitted to playing with fire in the field earlier that day.
Ott said his daughter was there at the time, and was asked to light it herself.
“One of them tried to get her to go ahead and start the fire and she said no and so the other two went ahead and started it," said Ott.
He also said he's furious at that fact that this fire could have really hurt homes and nearby businesses, not to mention people.
"It makes me very angry. It's a very dangerous thing to play with fire and you could always end up getting burned yourself and other people could get hurt," Ott said.
We asked the assistant fire chief if the children will face any type of discipline since they are so young.
He says at this time, it's not clear what the investigators will do.