GFD takes on two grass fires on Wednesday

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The Guthrie Fire Department continues to have a busy summer with grass fires as they battled two more on Wednesday.

Jeff Ball captured this grass fire with his camera as the fire took off on Santa Fe road near Highway 33.

Crews were called out to Highway 33 and just north of Santa Fe at 2:20 p.m. Upon arrival, the fire was moving aggressively, but firefighters were able to contain it before it reached the highway.

Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says about 20 acres were burned up.

Guthrie was assisted by Crescent, Cashion Deer Creek and Oak Cliff. The four crews worked the scene for about two hours on the hottest day so far in 2012 with temperatures reaching 113 degrees.

Earlier that morning, Guthrie responded to a fire near I-35 and need less than an hour to contain the fire with three brush trucks.

Guthrie, along with Mulhall and Deer Creek, played a major role in helping extinguish the Payne County fire earlier this week.

Just last week, the Logan County Fire Task Force needed three other agencies to help put out a Logan County grass fire that charred up 1,000 acres.

The City of Guthrie remains in a burn ban until further notice while Logan County continues is currently not under and burn restrictions.

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