(Cushing) – Several area fire departments are busy battling grassfires as high winds make wildfire potential extremely high. For Cushing, Agra, Ripley and Yale fire departments that probability has been 100 per cent Friday afternoon as a blaze in the Schlegel area has units from all of the aforementioned fire departments trying to put out a blaze in a heavily wooded area.

Drumright Fire Department has been called out to a major fire in the Oilton/Silver City area.

A burn ban is in effect for Payne County, meaning that no outdoor burning is allowed. A wind advisory remains in effect for Payne County as well.