Oklahoma City firefighters extinguish house fire after receiving frantic call from resident


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City firefighters snuffed out a blaze before it could consume a local home on Thursday morning.

Firefighters rushed to the 200 block of Northwest 92nd Street after a woman called 911 at 9:07 a.m. and frantically said that her house was on fire.

The woman did not give much information but said that everyone in the residence was out of the home.

“There was a lot of leaves around here that caught on fire,” family member, Walter Jones Allen II said.

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Oklahoma City firefighters at a home where a fire ignited Thursday morning.

Crews found smoke and flames at the rear of the home. They attacked the blaze and extinguished it before it could cause the home too much damage.

“We started spraying it. That’s why it didn’t get no farther into the house,” said Allen.

Fire officials told KFOR the family was grilling food when flames from the grill jumped, spreading to the rear of the house.

“We were able to keep the power on so we can try to get these people back inside their home,” said Lt. Zach Cooke with the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Officials said the barbecue grill was too close to the home.

Six people were at the home when the fire ignited.

Luckily, there were no injuries and the family was able to continue with their holiday meal.

“God is so good,” said Allen. “It’s always good to hang with family.”

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