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January 14, 2014

Structure fire in east Norman contained

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

Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey said firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire shortly before 3 p.m. When crews got on scene, they found an abandoned structure on fire. The home sat in a 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. Bailey estimated about six acres of land were scorched during the blaze.

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

Four Norman Fire Department stations responded to the fire, with mutual aid from Little Axe and Slaughterville.

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

 

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