Breaking: Fire department battling major grass fire (UPDATED 5:20 p.m.)

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Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:38 pm | Updated: 5:30 pm, Sat Jan 29, 2011.

Skiatook fire crews battled a large grass fire west of Skiatook on Highway 20, near Lakeview Southern Baptist Church, west of Skiatook Saturday afternoon (Jan. 29).

One house received minor damages and an out building was destroyed, but area residents were “extremely lucky” and there were no major damages or injuries during the blaze, said Fire Chief John Parrish.

The blaze crossed Highway 20 and traffic detoured for more than an hour.

Barbara Shaw was inside a home on Highway 20 when flames spread to the attic. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze and the home sustained only minor damage.

The cause of that blaze, which started in the 6500 block of West Oak, has not been determined, the chief said.

The fire on Highway 20 was one of several that local fire crews have battled today, Chief Parrish explained.

A small fire in Beverly Hills occurred about 10 a.m., and it was extinguished quickly.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Skiatook firefighters were called to a grass fire on Highway 20 near Highway 75. While they were still at the scene, they were called to two other fires - one on Lenapah and then another on Lombard.

They were then called to the large grass fire on Highway 20 near the church.

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