Highway 33 back open after crews work to contain grass fires in Creek County

Highway 33 back open after crews work to contain grass fires in Creek County

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. — Several grass fires have popped up Saturday and fire weather conditions could worsen.

Strong winds and low afternoon humidity values will support near critical to critical grassland fire spread rates across northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

In Sand Springs, firefighters were working to contain a grass fire near the 900 block of West 10th Street. Firefighters tell FOX23 News the fire is not threatening any structures currently.

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Near Hwy 33 near South West 401st Ave near Mannford, another grass fire is spreading as winds gust up to 45 mph.

Creek County deputies shut down part of Highway 33 near the fires for several hours so firefighters can work to contain the spread.

The highway was reopened around 3:45 p.m.

There were no reports of structure damage.

Several fire departments have responded to the Highway 33 fires including Olive, Drumright, Freedom Hill, Mannford and Silver City volunteer fire departments.

Oct. 17, 2020 -- In Sand Springs, firefighters were working to contain a grass fire near the 900 block of West 10th Street. Firefighters tell FOX23 News the fire is not threatening any structures currently.
Oct. 17, 2020 -- In Sand Springs, firefighters were working to contain a grass fire near the 900 block of West 10th Street. Firefighters tell FOX23 News the fire is not threatening any structures currently.