MAYES COUNTY, Okla. — A number of Oklahoma counties were under fire weather warnings Thursday, after fires turned thousands of acres. Burn bans are in effect in 18 counties. One fire in Mayes County that kept firefighters from five departments busy.  

 Firefighter Dallas Wisdom knows just how easily a fire can start in these dry and windy conditions. 
“It’s as simple as a chain dragging under a trailer can easily start a fire.” 

Today he was on his way home when he heard about a grass fire near his Mayes County home. 
“You know with the wind like it is, it can be real serious I mean luckily today everyone was real quick on it its nothing to take lightly, it can get away from you quick.” 

And because of that quick response, Deputy Director of Emergency Management Michael Dunham says homes were spared from the flames. 
“With this fire, luckily we just happen to have had three firefighters already at the station when the call went down.” 

It only took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the fire under control and about another half hour to put it out. Firefighter Dallas Wisdom, says at times he even worries about his land, but says teamwork between departments puts his mind at ease. 
“I have a lot of faith in our guys I have a lot of faith in the surrounding departments there gonna get on it quick get it knocked down.” 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.