City, county under 'extreme fire danger'

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The Norman Fire Department responded to a brush fire just before 1 p.m. Tuesday near John Saxon Boulevard.

Upon arrival, firefighters said they found about 3 acres of brush on fire. The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and prevent any structures from being harmed.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a hot catalytic converter on a vehicle that had parked off the road in tall grass. The vehicle was damaged and removed from the scene. Six Norman fire units and nine firefighters responded to the blaze. There were no injuries.

Cleveland County and the City of Norman are under "Extreme Fire Danger." The Fire Marshal's office is not approving any burn permits until Norman receives an appreciable amount of moisture and the governor removes the burn ban from the county.

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