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Grassfire contained SE of Velma

STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. - Firefighters have contained a fire SE of Velma after doing back burns. About 300 acres burned off Mobile Road, but no structures.

"The winds are the biggest difference. Yesterday (Sunday), we had 45-mile-an-hour winds that really spread the fire rather fast and they were also in areas you could not get to, and couldn't get apparatus in.  You couldn't get firefighters into those areas, so it made it very difficult to fight without air support that we did get yesterday," said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney.

Five homes were evacuated as a precaution, but all residents are back home.

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