Fire crews battle third alarm fire in OKC


Fire crews on the scene of the fire near N MLK Avenue and JW Simmons Boulevard.


The Oklahoma City Fire Department received the call around 10:18 a.m. Sunday.

Crews arrived to find a vacant building in flames. The building was previously a furniture warehouse.

Oklahoma City Police Department officers were called in to assist with traffic management as the smoke spread down MLK and 10th.

Crews initially attempted an interior attack, but due to the intensity of the fire, had to use aerial ladders to battle the flames from the outside.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury in the form of a first-degree burn on his forehead from the flames. He was treated on scene and returned to work the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Firefighters are working a third alarm commercial fire near N Martin Luther King Avenue and JW Simmons Boulevard.

There are currently no details on injuries or a cause of the fire.

Stay with KFOR as this story develops.

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