Cold weather dampens firefighters’ efforts

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Firefighters rushed to a home early Sunday morning and ran into a problem trying to get water to the property.

Crews were called to the 500 block of S.E. 44th St. around 2:40 a.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, they found flames shooting from a window of a mobile home in the area.

While it didn’t take long for firefighters to get on scene, they ran into an issue with the fire hydrant.

Bat. Chief Richard Kelley, with the Oklahoma City Fire Dept., said, “Due to the cold situation, actually the first plug we caught was frozen so we had to lay an additional line in, give us a little bit of delay.”

Right now, the cause of the fire is unknown.

Authorities are looking into the cause but have not said if there was anything suspicious about the blaze.

No one was inside at the time but a neighbor was checked out for possible smoke inhalation.

Crews say he is going to be okay.