Fire crews battle fire that caught two homes in S.E. OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Two homes are damaged after an outdoor fire quickly spread inside two homes on the city's southeast side.

Officials with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said a fire started in between two homes in the 1100 block of S.E. 18th Street early Sunday evening.

"I was like I smell something. That's when we turned around and we could see the fire on the side of the house,” Samantha Weimer said.

Weimer and her fiancé, Kevin Arnold, feared for their lives as they watched the flames catch Arnold’s mom house.

"I was really scared. I was trying to get his mom out and all of the dogs out and I was panicking. One of the dogs was hiding and I was like no you gotta get out,” Weimer said.

Fire officials say the flames quickly spread to one of the attics and both homes received damaged.

"There was a little bit of damage inside one of the bedrooms inside of 1137. So, what we're doing is taking out anything that was burned inside those bedrooms, bringing it out and making sure that there's nothing left inside that's still hot and burning,” Major Darrell Little with the OCFD told Newschannel 4 on scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Arnold has a theory about how it may have started.

"I think it might have been our four wheeler. It's been acting up and think it was probably an electrical problem because when I was in there and grabbing stuff it blew up on the side of the house,” Arnold said.

While many items inside the homes are now burnt, Arnold and Weimer are just glad no one was hurt. Although, it does put them in a bit of a predicament.

"I feel bad about their property. I'm down here staying with them for a couple days until I get my job. I don't know what I'm going to do now but I got a big truck so we can sleep in that,” Arnold said.

Fire officials say the total cost of damages is estimated to be around $20,000.



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