Massive Oklahoma Grass Fire Reignites

EDMOND, Okla. --

A massive grass fire that tore through northeast Edmond on Friday reignited in several spots Saturday, firefighters said.

Fire officials said they were working to put out several hot spots in the Coltrane and Coffee Creek areas Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters said they were working to keep the flames in the area that had already burned.

Crews will remain at the scene in case the fire starts back up again.

One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion while battling the fire Friday, which started at about 1:15 p.m. between Coffee Creek and Covell roads. Nearly four hours later, the fire had moved to Sorghum Mill and Sooner roads.

In all, between 120 and 150 acres had been burned.

Several roads in the area were closed because of the fire, and some homes were evacuated. Evacuation notices were given from Sorghum Mill to Waterloo roads and from Coltrane to Sooner roads.

By 5 p.m. Friday, forestry service helicopters were called in to drop water on the wildfire. By 5:40 p.m., fire officials declared the blaze to be under control.

Eyewitness News 5's Jessica Holloway spent Friday afternoon at the scene, where resources from eight fire departments were fighting the fire in 100-plus-degree heat.

Arson investigators are at the scene, looking into how the fire started.

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