More than a dozen units affected after large blaze at N.W. Oklahoma City apartment complex

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Firefighters battled a large blaze at an apartment complex in northwest Oklahoma City Friday morning.

Crews responded to the Summerfield Place Apartments near Hefner and Meridian just before 5 a.m. Friday.

Residents tell KFOR smoke alarms woke them up and they were then evacuated.

Fire officials say they were originally called to the complex around 2:30 a.m. on Friday and extinguished a fire in a bathroom ceiling involving a fan.

Crews dismantled the ceiling and exposed all portions of the structure to ensure the fire was out.

The cause of that fire was determined to be electrical in nature.

Officials say they were called back to the apartment around 5 a.m. and found fire coming through the roof of a building.

16 units in the building were affected, two of them vacant, and all residents escaped the building. No injuries were reported.

  • Crews battle N.W. OKC apartment fire.
  • Crews battle N.W. OKC apartment fire.
  • Aftermath of N.W. OKC apartment fire

Two cats and several reptiles are still missing.

EMBARK sent a bus to the scene as a warming spot for affected residents. The apartment office is also being used as a place of warmth for those displaced.

Officials say the Red Cross also responded to the scene to help.

The building is considered a total loss, and damage estimates are not available.

The cause of the large blaze is believed to be electrical in nature.

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