Moore family escapes flames after child spots smoke

MOORE, Okla. - A family safely escaped their burning home Wednesday evening after one of the children spotted smoke coming from underneath a garage door, officials said.

The Moore Fire Department was called at around 7:30 p.m. to a home in the 1200 block of Glenwood Drive near SW 19th and Tower Drive.

The first crews on scene were met with flames and heavy smoke coming from the two car garage.

Moore Fire Deputy Chief Greg Herbster said a woman and her children were inside the home when one of the children saw smoke coming into the home from underneath the door leading into the attached garage. He said the children's mother was able to safely get the children out of the home without injury.

No one was injured.

The first crews on scene reported a large fire coming from the garage area. After knocking the fire down, fire fighters could be seen removing part of the home's siding, checking to see if the fire extended farther into the attic of the home.

Herbster said most of the heavy fire damage was contained to the garage, however the rest of the home did suffer smoke damage. He said the family will be displaced, at least for the evening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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