Firefighters battle grass fire west of Ponca CityNovember 14, 2023 | Featured|Headlines
PONCA CITY — Thick blinding smoke was seen billowing over the west side of town today shortly before noon.
Ponca City and Ranch Drive fire units responded to what was dispatched as a commercial structure fire in the area of Harland’s Diesel.
Units arrived to find that the structure was not on fire but a large portion of grass was.
Kay County Emergency Management Director Daniel Hesson said there has been at lease 15-20 acres of open prairie burned, possibly some tires and two structures suffered damage. The cause of the fie is under investigation.
As of 1 p.m. crews were hitting hot spots in the area.