Stubborn wildfire burns near Ada
PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. — Firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a stubborn grass fire northeast of Ada on Wednesday afternoon.
Pontotoc County Emergency Management said the fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of County Roads 1500 and 3580. The flames destroyed an unoccupied trailer home and another residence was damaged, spreading across 35 acres of grass and brush.
Ada firefighters were working with more than 15 volunteer fire departments from across Pontotoc County, all facing blistering heat as the temperature soared over 100 degrees.
Location of a grass fire northeast of Ada on August 3, 2022. (Google Maps)