SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — Fires continued burning in multiple parts of northeast Oklahoma on Wednesday as weather conditions made the flames difficult for firefighters to put out.
Fire crews continued working to contain a fire between Sand Springs and Mannford on Wednesday morning that they say started around 3 p.m. on Monday.
The fire reached a few homes as well as Cox Media Group’s property as it burned through thousands of acres of land. CMG is the owner of FOX23 and radio partners KRMG.
The property threatened by this fire had six different towers.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a crash between two fire trucks about eight miles west of Pawhuska that sent one firefighter to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the other truck refused medical treatment after the crash.
OHP says high winds on a gravel road reduced visibility, leading to the crash.
Another fire near Jay also threatened homes on Wednesday.
This fire started by Lake Eucha and spread for several miles.
Firefighters say it’s burned almost 3,000 acres and was at least 75 percent contained as of 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Firefighters were called out to a fire near Tulsa County’s Turley area around 3 p.m. and it was mostly put out by 4:30 p.m.
FOX23 has been tracking these fires and the windy weather conditions. DOWNLOAD the FOX23 News app for updates sent to your phone.
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