Crews said cigarette may have sparked OKC house fire

Posted on: 12:49 pm, February 8, 2013, by and

Charlotte house fire

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City fire crews raced to the area of S. Penn. Ave. and I-240 after reports of a house fire just before 3:30 a.m. Friday.

When crews arrived near S.W. 76th St. and Charlotte, smoke and flames were coming out of the second floor of that home.

Once crews went inside they found that the home was empty and were able to get the fire under control pretty quickly.

Fire officials said the house was vacant and has a realtor’s lock on the front door.

They believe someone forced their way inside through the back door and that the fire may have been caused by a lit cigarette that was dropped on the floor.

Arson investigators are on scene.