Grass fire in Oklahoma

Hot dry weather in America's heartland state of Oklahoma spreads grass fires.

(USE) Forest Fire Jerusalem Yad Vashem_311 (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
(USE) Forest Fire Jerusalem Yad Vashem_311
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Grass fires stoked by hot, dry conditions spread in Oklahoma on Tuesday, threatening some homes and prompting evacuations.


Flames tore through trees and brush in south Oklahoma City, sending a cloud of smoke billowing into the sky.


A local media source reported the fire had not burned any homes, but some residents evacuated as firefighters tried to control the blaze.


The fire is thought to be moving north.