Comanche County_A grass fire burned Friday just southwest of the Goodyear tire plant in Lawton in the area of 112th and Coombs. It took at least four fire departments to extinguish the wildfire, but it was contained by around 2 p.m. Firefighters continue to monitor the area in the event of flare-ups.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and is ruled as suspicious until proven otherwise. No structures were burned in the blaze, but firefighters say it was close. Flames came dangerously near to Greg Carroll's year old home, and he was afraid of losing it. Luckily the weather was on his side, and winds pushed the fire away from his home.
On the other side of the grass fire, a brisk wind propelled the flames in the direction of houses and other structures. It was a concern for those residents who saw smoke in the sky near their homes, and some raced home to see if their property was damaged.
Despite the strong wind, firefighters were able to put out the fire in a couple of hours. A dirt road helped break to the fire's path, and a green pasture on the other side kept the fire from spreading any further. 640 acres were burned, but in the end, no one lost a home, and no one was injured.