Grass Fire on I-40 Ignites Cars Monday Afternoon

Beverly Cantrell - February 21, 2022 3:12 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – 

Ten vehicles caught fire on the west side of Oklahoma City as a wildfire broached the parking lot of a local restaurant Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The Chick-Fil-A near Interstate 40 and MacArthur Boulevard is closed as of 2 p.m., according to authorities.

A spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Fire Department told News 9 that 13 Chick-Fil-A employees were checked out for smoke inhalation, three taken to a nearby hospital. All the vehicles that caught fire belonged to Chick-Fil-A employees.

Fire officials said this started as a grass fire that went into the restaurant parking lot, driven by gusty winds.

Grass Fire Engulfs Vehicles In West Oklahoma City Chick-Fil-A Parking Lot

WATCH: Multiple Vehicles Catch Fire Due To Grass Fire In West OKC

 

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