OKLAHOMA CITY – Arson detectives are looking into two suspicious fires, that took place at the same house overnight in SW Oklahoma City.
Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 21 hundred block of SW 35th street near SW 29th and Penn after a neighbor having a New Year’s Eve party next door saw the smoke and dialed 911.
When Crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed with flames.
After getting the fire under control, crews were able to determine that the house was vacant and no one was inside.
Crews believe the fire was sparked from the inside but are unsure what exactly started the fire.
Shortly after leaving the scene, crews were called back to the same home after reports that a fire had reignited.
When crews got there the house was fully involved for a second time in three hours. This time flames were shooting from the roof.
Crews had to take a defensive stand in fighting the fire due to the heavy flames and the high winds.
Crews received reports that someone was spotted leaving the scene shortly after the fire reignited.
According to fire crews the person who was spotted leaving the scene during the second fire tried to leave the scene in a car that was parked in front of the house during the first fire.
They said that the car broke down a short distance from the house and the driver was seen leaving on foot.
It turns out that person was just moving his vehicle and did not have anything to do with the fire.
The roof was heavily damaged from the first fire and sustained ever more damage during the second fire. Crews were concerned the roof might collapse.