Monday, January 25, 2016

Firemen Fighting Grass Fire on Taylor Drive in Sallisaw

Taylor Drive in Sallisaw, between U.S. Highway 59 and County Highway 17, is closed as Sallisaw firemen fight a grass fire Monday afternoon that was too close to homes on Taylor Drive. An ambulance, above, was on the scene in case of emergency. No injuries were reported as of 2 p.m.

Police said a truck became stuck in a grass field on the north side of Taylor Drive, caught the grass on fire which then caught hay bales on fire. The State Forestry Department was called in with dozers to try to move the hay bales away from the homes and fire. It was reported over 100 hay bales would have to be moved.

At about 2:15 p.m. emergency personnel were sent into one of the homes to rescue dogs. Heavy smoke was whipped by gusty winds over the area as the firemen fought to extinguish the blaze and protect the homes. Some of the firemen were issued air bottles in order to fight the blaze.

Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong was heard to tell his firemen to “Stay safe.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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