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Deadly fire in Midwest City claims life of 70-year-old man

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- An early morning fire took the life of one person and injured another.

Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Midwest City fire crews were called to the scene of a mobile home fire in the 10300 block of Lejean Drive. The call came in from a woman who lives next door to the home.

Officials said the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

According to fire officials, a 70-year-old man died at the scene and another person was injured in the fire. That person told fire crews he got out of the back door of the home. He is recovering from burns to his hands.

Crews got the flames out within about 45 minutes.

Authorities have identified the victim as 70-year-old Bobby Wayne Lakey. The medical examiner has ruled his death accidental and the Midwest City Fire Department is investigating the cause of the blaze.