Family escapes evening house fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A family escaped a fire Saturday night that caused $250,000 worth of damage to their south side home.

It happened in Oklahoma City on 104 W. Ranchwood Dr.

Spencer Wilcox and his wife were serving dessert to their four grandchildren, when they heard a loud boom coming from the garage.

"It was scary, especially when it was burning and everything was blowing up in the garage," Wilcox said. "[My wife] started screaming for the grandkids and me to get out."

The grandchildren, ranging in age from 3-11, all made it out safely as Oklahoma City firefighters moved in and contained the flames to the garage.

"It was difficult," said Maj. Bobby Billeg. "The fuel tanks on the cars in the garage broke, which added to our fire load in the garage."

The fire department found the family's dog inside and attempted CPR for 20 minutes, but the dog did not survive.

The Wilcox family made sure to thank each and every one of the firefighters who came to their rescue.

"Yeah, we love those guys," Spencer Wilcox said. "We are grateful for the fire department."


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