Henryetta FD responds to multiple fires Tuesday

On Tuesday afternoon, a fire started in a ditch on the northwest corner of the Red Rock Property on Frisco Avenue in Henryetta. High winds caused the fire to spread quickly throughout the property. Large plumes of black smoke were carried east across Hwy. 75, reducing motorist visibility across a portion of the highway in front of G&H Decoys.

(Photo by TRACY GOZA)

By TRACY GOZA
Free-Lance Editor

Henryetta, Dewar and Schulter Fire Departments responded to a large fire on March 6 around 4:30 p.m. at the old Red Rock Oilfield on Frisco Avenue in Henryetta.

According to Henryetta Fire Chief David Bullard, the fire started in a ditch on the northwest corner of the Red Rock property. With the 45-mile-per-hour winds, flames spread southeast next to storage buildings and throughout a lot of junk and unused equipment. PVC pipes were melted along with a lot of overgrown grass and underbrush. 

The fire departments remained on the scene, keeping the fire contained, for around two hours.

Just before crews responded to the Frisco Avenue fire, Henryetta Fire Department responded to a pasture fire west near Pharaoh. High winds caused two power poles to snap and the lines caught the nearby grass and pasture on fire.

Later that night, between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., Henryetta Fire Department responded to a trailer house fire on John Archer Road. Firefighters managed to save the majority of the trailer.

The fire was contained to one room.

“I would like to remind everybody that even though we received a lot of rain, that the vegetation is still dead. There is no moisture in the grass. Please be careful with burning because the vegetation will be easy to ignite,” Chief Bullard said.

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