Grass fire in Broken Arrow controlled

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 2/17 6:32 pm Published: 2/17 3:22 pm

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Broken Arrow firefighters controlled a grass fire near 71st and Aspen.

Fire crews told FOX23 the fire started small and then grew due to the wind and conditions making it quite large. It threatened several nearby homes and businesses.

The Broken Arrow Fire Department believes the grass fire burned around 20 acres or so before they were able to get it under control.

Freeman Products sits just a few dozen feet away from the burned areas.

When employees looked out and saw the smoke and flames, they sprang into action.

“We had to move all of our wooden pallets and our trucks to try and keep it away from the building. We were out there with a fire extinguisher trying to put anything close to the trailers out,” said Al Semento with Freeman Products.

None of their products or their building caught fire. Employees even had to move their cars away from the building to keep them safe.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/17/2014 3:35 PM
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Yay firefighters. But too bad you can't get ahead of these events with a controlled burn.
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