Fire destroys home in southwest Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Fire crews say a fire destroyed a home in southwest Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., firefighters were called to a house fire in the 9900 block of Rolling Meadow West Dr., which is near S.W. 104th and Morgan Rd.

When fire crews arrived, they found flames coming from the room of the home.

Since there were no fire hydrants in the area, firefighters depleted water carried on the rig while they established a water supply using tankers and portable drop tanks.

Firefighters were able to knock down the fire, but unfortunately, the home and contents were a total loss.

Officials say it appears the fire started with a lawnmower that was being jump started inside the garage.

The homeowner told fire crews that they were trying to jump start a lawn mower in a garage with their pick-up truck.

The homeowner went back inside the home while the mower was charging but began to smell smoke.

When the homeowner returned to the garage, he found flames shooting through the roof of the garage.

The fire quickly spread to the rest of the home, causing about $196,000 in damage.

Fortunately, there were no injuries.
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