The Norman Transcript

January 13, 2014

Fire contained in east Norman

By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A Norman fire official said the fire in east Norman reported around 3 p.m. today was contained around 3:40 p.m.

Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey said firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire and when crews got on scene they found an abandoned structure on fire. The home sat in a very wooded area with lots of cedar trees and grass, he said.

“(Crews) have extinguished the structure at this time and have the fire under control,” Bailey said. “No injuries have been reported.”

There was another structure nearby, but the other did not catch fire and has not sustained any damage, he said.

While the structure does not have a physical address, the home is between 48th and 60th Avenues, north of Alameda Street and south of Robinson Street, he said.

Norman Fire Department had four stations respond to the fire with mutual aid from Little Axe and Slaughterville.

“There’s high winds, not as high as yesterday, but very low humidity. It’s a dangerous time of the year,” Bailey said.