Two people killed in crash in Sapulpa
TULSA (FOX 23) - A truck has hit a power pole in Sapulpa and sparked a grass fire.
The accident happened on Thursday afternoon on Frankoma road between 81st and 91st.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed two people were killed; a third person was ejected and taken to the hospital.
"We were inside and the power went off."
She didn't want to be identified but told FOX23 even after the lights went out she didn't know something was wrong until her young son told her.
"My son came and got me and said, “Mom there's a fire out front!” I called him a liar, went and looked and there was a fire," she said.
It was inching towards her home.
"I was terrified. I was terrified. I didn't know what was going on. I've got three kids," said the mother.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say a truck was driving down Frankoma when it hit a power pole. The pole fell to the ground starting a fire that burned more than twenty acres.
The pick up truck was burned up as well. Sapulpa Fire Chief Dannie Whitehouse says he knew they had to move quickly.
"The main concern of course is we've got an industrial area and mobile home park," said Whitehouse.
Nearly 50 firefighters from five different departments battled this fire. A majority of them had been out all day. They came from a house fire to battle this wildfire.
"Me and my mom we're throwing things in bags just in case. It was scary," said the mother.
Firefighters say the grass was much drier this year than it was last year. One reason wanted to put the flames out as fast as possible.