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Large, fast-moving grass fire burns miles of land in Elk City, homes have to be evacuated

ELK CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – Firefighters are battling a massive grass fire that has burned more than five miles and continues to move rapidly in Elk City.

Elk City Fire & EMS officials are asking community members to avoid the area from Highway 152 and Merritt Road to South Highway 6 to Highway 55.

Officials said a “very large” grass fire was burning in that area.

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A large, fast-moving grass fire in Elk City. Photo from Elk City Fire & EMS.

Officials with the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office are evacuating endangered homes.

This is an evolving situation.

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JACLYN DIAZ

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