Volunteer firefighters worked to extinguish a large wildfire in southern Pontotoc County Tuesday night.
Fire crews from Roff, Fitzhugh, Stonewall, Union Valley and Hickory worked to control a fire on County Road 1660 at Roos Ranch Road, south and east of Roff. The blaze, at its peak engulfing more than 30 acres, moved from south to north in very dry conditions. Firefighters were repeatedly required to refill the water tanks on their grass rigs, chasing the blaze for nearly a mile.
The fire started around 8 p.m., and was brought under control within two hours. Pontotoc County Emergency Management coordinated firefighting efforts. No structures were damaged, and no one was injured.
A red flag warning remained in effect Wednesday for much of western Oklahoma. Issued by the National Weather Service, a red flag warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.