SPENCER, Okla. –
Firefighters are working around the clock under a high fire danger to extinguish flames popping up like an earlier fire battled on the city’s northeast side.
No one was home during the fire at NE 36 and Hiwassa, but homeowner Terry Kallum’s dog, Puddin’, was patiently waiting for her owners.
“Well I told them they had a dog in the house, and finally, they busted the door open, and she come running out,” Kalum said.
Oklahoma City fire maj. Dewayne Torres cites the continuing danger of new fires in the dry fields right across from the home.
“With the field we have to the south of us and north here and all the structures it is very good,” Torres said.
Torres pointed out how any small ember could spread quickly across the dry fields.
“The embers could’ve gotten out of this house and spread here north, so crisis averted, yes,” Torres said.
Torres points to today’s fire as a warning to all metro residents. He warns residents should not burning outside while cooking, “because the only thing it’s going to do is escalate from what we have.”
Fire officials believe the fire might have started in the kitchen.
The official cause is still under investigation.