Firefighters find deceased man while extinguishing house fire in S.W. Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Firefighters found a deceased man while extinguishing a house fire in southwest Oklahoma City Monday night.
On Nov. 28th, around 7:37 p.m., the Oklahoma City Fire Department was dispatched on a house fire near the intersection of SW. 29th and Portland.
Fire officials say dispatchers informed responding firefighters that the house was believed to be vacant and that transients had been in the home in the past.
The first-arriving company reported flames showing from the rear of the single-story home, while smoke was visible from the remaining three sides.
Once the interior fire attack crew made entry, they located a fire victim.
Officials say firefighters determined that the victim was deceased.
The victim was found in an enclosed porch area that had been added on to the rear of the structure.
The victim was an adult male with burns incompatible with life.
After extinguishing the fire, officials investigated what may have caused the fire.
It was determined that no foul play had occurred.
The cause of the fire could not be conclusively called and was classified as “undetermined”.
Fire officials say the home was valued at $43,000 with a pre-loss content value of less than $1,000.
Estimated property loss was $15,000 with a content loss of $1,000.