McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 20, 2014

Smoke in McAlester

MFD dispatch says many controlled burns in the area likely cause of smoke

From staff reports

McALESTER — McAlester Fire Department dispatch said that smoke seen — and smelled — throughout McAlester is most likely the result of many controlled burns today.

Earlier a grass fire was extinguished near Hereford Lane and U.S. Highway 69 but has now reignited — two fire trucks are on the scene, according to McAlester dispatch.