A large grass fire spread quickly Wednesday afternoon and evening in the area of U.S. 177 and MacArthur as heavy gusts of wind and dry grasses helped fuel that blaze.

Firefighters from Shawnee, with mutual aid from Tecumseh, McLoud and Meeker, worked that scene.

Shawnee Fire Department Battalion Chief Tom Larman said the fire was contained to two properties, with the grass fire burning some brush piles. Among things on the property burned were some old tires from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Larman said about 30 acres burned, with no structures damaged. And while that was the good news, crews battled the winds and dormant grasses, but also had trouble getting their trucks through many areas because of recent rains.

Crews remained on the scene Wednesday night to douse hot spots and try to determine the cause of that grass fire.