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Fire crews wake up to three grass fires Saturday morning

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The Guthrie Fire Department responded to three fires early Saturday morning and returned back to a fire that had rekindled Saturday afternoon.

The fire at College and Academy was assisted by the City of Guthrie Street Department and a dozer. Photo Submitted

According to Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow, the first call came in around 3:30 a.m. with a fire reported at the northwest corner of College and Academy. The burn area consumed approximately 60 acres.

However, the firefighters were called back at the scene shortly after 2:30 after the fire spurred back up. Approximately 200 acres had been involved by the end of the day.

Guthrie Fire, Guthrie Police Department, Logan County Emergency Management, Crescent, Coyle, Meridian, Langston, Deer Creek, Woodcrest, Oak Cliff and Sooner were all involved in battling the afternoon fire. Cashion EMS and EMSA assisted by covering ambulance calls.

While en route to the Academy and College fire in the morning, the department got a report of another fire just east of Broadway and College. That fire burned about 40 acres in total.

Yet another fire broke out Saturday morning while the department battled the two previous morning fires. The third fire was near the area of 4th and College. The smaller of the burned less than 5 acres.

“We had mutual aid from Crescent, Coyle, Meridian, Oak Cliff, Sooner and Woodcrest,” Harlow said. “We couldn’t have done it with out their help. We always know we can rely on each other for help, any day, any time.”

Harlow was quick to thank the City of Guthrie for their assistance with a dozer, “we had several brush piles that had to be buried or bulldozed. We can’t thank them enough for their assistance.”

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  1. July 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Three fires all on College? Seems a little fishy to me! I hope the fire department can get to the bottom of this!

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