Firefighters Save Homes from Burkburnett Blaze

Firefighters were able to save two homes threatened by a grass fire this afternoon.

The blaze broke out in Burkburnett near the intersection of Gresham and Vaughn roads around 2:30 pm.

Officials on scene say it started in a burn barrel and threatened two homes.

Residents close to the fire were evacuated as firefighters from Burkburnett and Iowa park stopped the flames before they reached the homes.

With drought restrictions in place, firefighters are taking steps to continue doing what needs to be done fighting fires, while conserving one of our most precious resources.

Rodney Ryalls, chief of the Burkburnett Volunteer Fire Department said, "Here in Burk we try to use our effluent system to fill up the trucks. So basically, we don't actually take it out of the water system. And as well as different tactics that we use as far as to not use water on, we will do a lot of back burns and things of that nature depending on the situation, and the tactics dictate it."

Ryalls says the fire burned around 5 to 10 acres, and the only damage to a home was minor fence damage.

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