Earlier this week, a grass fire broke out near Walters, Oklahoma. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the fire broke out sometime around 2:00 p.m. on Elevator Road. Crews were swiftly on the scene, but at least two square miles of grassland burned. Thankfully, first responders were able to save two homes that were in danger of catching fire. The fire apparently started on the north side of a field and quickly spread. Elevator Road had to be closed as crews worked the scene and monitored the area’s hot spots.
Oklahoma Grass Fire Extinguished
Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and the homes that were threatened by the fire were saved. Very few details have been released about this Oklahoma grass fire. At the time of the news report, authorities had not yet determined the cause of the fire, which is likely still under investigation. There’s no word on whether or not any non-residential structures like barns or sheds were damaged or if any fencing was destroyed.
Ranchland and Grass Fires in Texas and Oklahoma
Although it may seem like everything was okay because the homes were saved, grass fires and other ranchland type fires can be incredibly devastating for land owners in Texas and Oklahoma. Ranchers depend on the land for their livelihood. Grass fires can temporarily or permanently destroy valuable acreage. Whether it’s grazing land for cattle or a hay field for livestock, grass fires can spell devastating losses for Texoma ranchers and farmers.
Damages Associated with Grass Fires
- Ruined grazing land
- Loss of crops
- Permanent loss of value to the land
- Cost to replace and repair fencing
- Cost to replant crops or reseed grass
- Loss of cattle or other livestock production
- Damaged or destroyed barns or sheds
After a Grass Fire
Whether you’re facing burn injuries or destroyed acreage, a fire damage lawyer can be an indispensable asset. If your land has been damaged or destroyed due to a grass fire, you need to contact a lawyer with grass fire, property loss experience immediately. Fire damage cases are time sensitive, and the sooner you talk to a lawyer, the better. Investigations will need to be conducted as soon as possible to determine the cause of the fire. The skilled team at the Altman Legal Group has helped clients across Texas and Oklahoma. Contact our experienced lawyers at (580) 353-4878 for a free case consultation today.