High winds made conditions difficult for Edmond firefighters battling a grass fire at the intersection of 44th Street and Coltrane Sunday afternoon.

“Our big concern was definitely the wind,” said Battalion Chief John Gibbon. “We believe the high winds caused arcing between the power lines, which started the fire.”

Thanks to quick response from five EFD units and five more from Oklahoma City, the fire was soon under control.

“It burned less than a couple of acres, with no property damage,” Gibbon said.

Much of central Oklahoma was under a wind advisory Sunday. The National Weather Service predicted winds up to 55 miles per hour, with advisories for blowing dust and high fire danger.


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