Fire crews injured in second collapse flea market fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Three firefighters have just been injured in a secondary collapse while battling a three-alarm blaze at the 10th Street Flea Market. Two firemen were able to get out on their own, the third had to be rescued. He is on the way to the hospital. 

One man has a broken arm, the other two are reported in good condition after they fell through the floor in the collapse.

The entire rear portion of the flea market collapsed after being engulfed in flames Monday afternoon.

At least 22 fire trucks and 70 firefighters defensively battled the blaze in the building that previously housed Hobby Lobby near N.W. 10th St. and Meridian Ave.

Authorities have not released a possible cause for the blaze that started around 2 p.m.

Businesses housed in the building were closed Monday so workers were not in the market and no injuries have been reported. 

Fire crews asked the OKC Dept. of Utilities to boost the water pressure to help extinguish this blaze. 

 

 

 

 

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