The Norman Transcript


May 5, 2014

Blaze consumes more than 300 acres near Slaughterville

NORMAN — High winds and hot temperatures made for rough conditions Sunday as firefighters across the state battled wildfires.

Fire departments from Cleveland and Pottawattomie counties banded together trying to control a brush fire reported at 20050 Banner Rd., near Slaughterville in the southeast part of the county. Cedar Country Fire dispatcher Roger Wickey said approximately 300 acres were scorched.

Shortly before 4 p.m., crews responded to the fire. Thirty minutes later they reported 15 to 20 acres on fire, which spread quickly through the wooded area.

Wickey said no structures were lost and no major injuries were reported Sunday.

A total of nine fire departments responded to the blaze and were able to get it under control around 10 p.m. Cleveland County districts 1 and 2 also helped out with dozers and tankers, Wickey said.

“It’s under control. We’re just hitting a lot of hot spots and trying to reduce down the crews so they can go home and rest a little bit,” he said Sunday night.

Responding fire departments included Cedar Country, Slaughterville, Lexington, Little Axe, Norman, Noble, Macomb, Tribbey and Wanette.

Wickey encouraged everyone not to burn anymore.

“It’s too dry out there, too windy, and it’s probably gonna get worse before it gets better,” he said.

Jessica Bruha



Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
New and Developing




Must Read


Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow