Mom, three kids escape vicious fire inside apartment in N.E. Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A mom and her three kids escaped a vicious fire inside their apartment in northeast Oklahoma City overnight.

Around 12:30 a.m., officials say a fire broke out at an apartment complex along I-235 near Walnut and 11th Street.

Initial reports indicate the fire started in a bedroom on the second floor, where a 13-year-old boy was sleeping.

The boy's mother says she was awakened by the smoke detector going off.

She had recently received the smoke alarms from the Oklahoma City Fire Department, she told the fire chief at the scene.

When she went upstairs, she says she saw smoke and opened her son's bedroom door where there was a fire on the floor.

She got her son out of the room safe, and then went to another bedroom where her two other children were sleeping.

The mother and her three children all made it out of the home safe, officials say.

Fire officials say the room where the fire started is destroyed.

The flames burnt through the ceiling, into the attic and were coming out of the window.

More than a dozen other residents were also evacuated from their apartments because of smoke and water damage.

Six apartment units were damaged in the fire, officials say.

Investigators say they believe the fire was caused by an overloaded multi-plug charger.

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