1 dead following house fire in NE Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities said one person has died following a house fire in the northeast side.

Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oklahoma City firefighters were called to the house in the 2000 block of Hardin Dr.

Once fire crews arrived on the scene, a bystander told them that someone may still be inside the structure.

“They were not able to make it into that part of the home to extinguish the fire. It was way too intense. Part of the roof had already collapsed, so we initially had to knock the fire down from the exterior,” said Batt. Chief Benny Fulkerson with the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Firefighters worked to put out enough of the flames so they could safely make their way inside the home. Sadly, they found one person’s body when they searched the home.

Fulkerson said the victim is an adult man who was found in a bed in the house.

Officials said it does not appear the home had any working smoke detectors.

Instead, a resident at the home smelled smoke in the house and tried to find its source. When they pulled back a curtain, they encountered the flames.

At this point, officials said they do not know the cause of the fire.

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