3 found dead after OKC house fire
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.