3 found dead af­ter OKC house fire

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

The charred bod­ies of three peo­ple were dis­cov­ered Satur­day by fire­fight­ers comb­ing through the re­mains of a house that caught fire in north­west Ok­la­homa City.

About 4:35 a.m., fire crews were called out to a sup­pos­edly va­cant two-story home at 218 N Black­welder Ave. Of­fi­cials said it took nearly 40 min­utes to get the blaze un­der con­trol, and the home was con­sid­ered a com­plete loss with an es­ti­mated $43,000 in dam­age.

Fire­fight­ers lo­cated the body of a per­son, who has not been iden­ti­fied, about 11:25 a.m. while comb­ing through the rub­ble, Bat­tal­ion Chief Benny Fulk­er­son said.

Crews re­mained on scene through­out the day, he said, mak­ing sure the fire did not reignite.

About 3 p.m., the bod­ies of a man and a woman were dis­cov­ered in the rub­ble. Their names also were not re­leased.

Fulk­er­son said the home was boarded up but neigh­bors re­ported see­ing peo­ple com­ing and go­ing from the house.

The cause of the fire re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Fulk­er­son said Ok­la­homa City homi­cide de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the three deaths, which is com­mon in fir­ere­lated fa­tal­i­ties.

A neigh­bor­ing home also caught fire, sus­tain­ing an es­ti­mated $7,500 in dam­age to the ex­te­rior. Fire­fight­ers res­cued a man from that build­ing. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal to be treated for smoke in­hala­tion.

Satur­day’s fire fa­tal­i­ties brings this year’s to­tal to six, of­fi­cials said.

On Tues­day, three peo­ple were killed in house fires in north­west Ok­la­homa City.

A man and a woman died af­ter a fire broke out at a home at 7732 NW 122. Fire­fight­ers ar­rived to the scene about 4 a.m. and found a woman in the home’s kitchen and at­tempted CPR, but were un­able to re­vive her. The man’s body was also found in the kitchen, fire of­fi­cials said.

The names of the vic­tims have not re­leased.

About 10:20 p.m. fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a house fire at 705 NW 27, where they found the body of a man, whose was not iden­ti­fied, ly­ing on the floor.

Of­fi­cials said it ap­peared the fire started in the kitchen of the home, which had no work­ing smoke alarms in it.

A va­cant house caught fire early Satur­day in north­west Ok­la­homa City, and fire­fight­ers found the bod­ies of three peo­ple in the rub­ble.


Ok­la­homa City fire­fight­ers get a house fire un­der con­trol early Satur­day in north­west Ok­la­homa City.

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