OKC fire officials deem house fire suspicious

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City fire officials say a house fire that was extinguished Saturday afternoon is suspicious.

Firefighters were called at 4:45 p.m. to a fire in the 500 block of Southwest 27th Street.

Fire officials received a report that someone tried to burn the home both Friday night and again on Saturday.  “We’ve got a strong suspicion that this may have been a set fire," Battalion Chief Greg Lindsay said.  "We’ve got investigators here now, and we have a police officer on the scene.”

One person has been detained for questioning, officials said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but not without some difficulty.  “As the fire progressed, the hydrant we connected to had a low water supply," Battalion Chief Greg Lindsay said.  "It was shutting off, so it delayed things on extinguishment.”

The fire started at the back of the home.

Firefighters say the smoke was so thick they had to call EMSA for one neighbor who was having trouble breathing.

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