UPDATE: Several families without a home today after an apartment building went up in flames in SE Oklahoma City.
It happened at the Madison Village Apartments near SE 53rd and Sunnylane.
Officials are still investigating what ignited the flames.
Resident Debbie Pettit says, “I lost everything I got so where am I going to go? I don’t have nothing now I don’t know where I’m going.”
Pettit’s family friend, Cameron Samuels, was visiting when they heard an explosion and then a knock on the door telling them to get out.
“It was so surreal everything happened in a haste and everything was so quick,” says Samuels.”The fire just spread so quickly. It was just one thing after another.”
It was a close call for everyone in the building. They’ve lost material things but Samuels says they all feel lucky to be alive.
“At the end of the day you know we didn’t lose life so that’s the most important.”
One resident and a firefighter were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
No other injuries were reported.
The American Red Cross tweeted just after 9:00 p.m. that they will be offering their support and help for those in need.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Fire Department was called to an apartment fire Sunday evening in the 4200 block of SE 53rd St.
Around 7:30 p.m. crews arrived to see heavy flames and smoke coming from a second story apartment, according to scanner traffic.
Witnesses on the scene said neighboring apartments have been evacuated.
That fire is not yet contained.
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