Grassfires are the story of the day. Looks like a downsloping flow setting up over Oklahoma should push temps into the mid 70′s to 80′s. Gradient differences should kick the winds up quite a bit monday and taper off into tuesday. Grassfires create an interesting dilema for covering grassfires. They aren’t like covering tornados or other forms of weather. They pose an interesting challenge to get close enough to them to see flames. The firefighters have an advantage, brush pumpers are equiped to run through the trees, debris piles, and brush… hence the name– brushpumper. My news vehicle is a BIT more of a challenge. The bosses would be none to happy if I came back every other fire with gaping holes in the tires. We use GPS and mapping to find our way into remote areas to get the VERY BEST coverage possible. Fires aren’t as predictable as tornadic thunderstorms, but over the last few months the OCFD, and all of the FD’s have become EXPERTS at fighting fires. Im sure that many other states will be asking for Oklahoman’s knowledge about firefighting in the future.