Firefighters battling large grass fire near Guymon

Firefighters from across Texas County were battling a large grass fire east of Guymon, Tuesday morning. (Shawn Yorks/staff photo)Guymon police block a lane of Highway 54 as a hay bale burns, Tuesday morning. A large grass fire, spurred by strong winds and dry conditions burned Tuesday east of Guymon. (Shawn Yorks/staff)
Staff Writer

Fire units from across Texas County battled a large grass fire, Tuesday morning east of Guymon. The fire was started when hay bales from a hay trailer fire, ignited and quickly spread in strong winds and dry conditions. The east side of the fire was contained by 11 a.m., and the fire is not expected to cross Cemetery Road. Units from Guymon, Hough, Optima, Hooker, Texhoma, Yarbrough and Hardesty battled the blaze.