Close to 100 acres burn in Mayes County grass fire

PRYOR, Okla. — Plumes of heavy smoke could be seen in Pryor, just past the Mid America Industrial Park, Wednesday as several surrounding fire departments responded to a grass fire.

Pryor, Chouteau, Salina and Locust Grove fire departments were initially sent to the Cherokee Heights area. The fire was first called in around 7:30 Wednesday morning but continues to rekindle.

Pryor Fire Chief B.K. Young says each time they get the fire under control another brush pile catches fire throwing embers everywhere.

Mayes County Emergency Management said around 100 acres have burned so far but fortunately no homes or buildings have been damaged. GRDA and the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are stationed in Sportsmen Acres.

This is a developing story.