UPDATE @ 12:39 P.M. 10/21/23
Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) says that natural gas service has safely been restored to residents at the Penn Station Apartments on Saturday afternoon.
Utilities had been shut off at the apartment complex on Friday night as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.
UPDATE @ 10:00 P.M.
News 4’s Ashley Moss provided updates live on the scene following a three-alarm fire at the Penn Station Apartments that left two people with severe injuries on Friday night.
The two adult victims—one man and one woman—were treated for smoke inhalation before being transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Families from 16 units at the apartment complex are currently displaced due to the heavy structural damage.
“When our firefighters were making the rescue, we had a large ball of fire, the ceiling collapsed [and] the majority of the fire was in the attic,” said District Chief Scott Douglas with the OKCFD.
Community action organizations, including the American Red Cross, are currently on the scene to help the displaced families find a safe place to sleep for the night.
UPDATE @ 8:33 P.M.
District Chief Scott Douglas with OKCFD says the firefighter who was evaluated for injuries is alert and oriented, and their injuries were due to the flames.
UPDATE @ 8:18 P.M.
OKCFD stated in an update that the fire is officially out and was contained to one building.
Two adult victims who were rescued from a window are being transported to the hospital in critical condition, and one firefighter is currently being evaluated for injuries.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The Oklahoma City Fire Department is responding to a three-alarm apartment fire near North Pennsylvania Avenue and Northwest 122nd Street.
News 4 has a crew at the scene and will provide updates as they become available.
This is a developing story.