Multiple crews work to put out Mayes County fire for third time in one week
SALINA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Multiple crews are working to control a fire that sparked back up Saturday afternoon after firefighters put it out on Wednesday and Thursday.
Salina Fire Department responded to calls saying the fire had reignited around 2:15 p.m. off Highway 82 near 450 Road, just five miles west of Spavinaw.
Firefighters called the Oklahoma Forestry Services and Mayes County Emergency Management for assistance.
Emergency Management says the area on fire is heavily wooded with a lot of ravines, making it difficult to put out the flames.
Officials say they have brush trucks set up between the fire and the homes to make sure they do not threaten the housing complex.
Emergency Management has their Polaris Ranger water tank vehicles pouring large amounts of water on the fire.
Officials say the fire is out and burned more than 300 acres altogether, 30 of which burned today.
Emergency Management put up containment mines to burn the fuel, so when the fire comes up, there won't be anymore fuel to burn.