Oklahoma City firefighters extinguish house fire near Midtown
OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews were battling a house fire near Midtown Wednesday morning.
Firefighters responded to the area near NW 9th and Shartel just before 7 a.m.
According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, crews that first arrived reported seeing visible smoke and flames.
Fire officials say a homeless man was staying at the vacant home, and was bootlegging electricity from another nearby home.
There were no reports of any injuries.
UPDATE | NW 9th / Shartel Ave | Firefighters continue battling this blaze. No reported injuries. We are in a defensive posture while we knock down some of the fire on the exterior- DM 7:14 a.m. pic.twitter.com/6HpzvgkUtb
— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) December 5, 2018
The fire has been extinguished. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.