Family escapes fire that consumed rural OKC home

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple is safe after a grass fire consumed their home on the 7000  block N.W. 150th St. near Rockwell and Memorial Monday.

Officials were called to the fire just after 1 a.m.

Witnesses said heavy smoke and flames could be seen as far away as the Lake Hefner Parkway.

Firefighters had to rescue two people in the home; they were not seriously injured.

It was a tough fight for fire crews as they battled the wind, along with a lack of fire hydrants in the area.

Water trucks were brought in from Piedmont and Deer Creek stations.

Battalion Chief Mike Walker said about 40 acres in all burned and the house was heavily damaged.