OKC firefighters battle blaze at elderly couple's home

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City firefighters rushed Friday night to the burning home of an elderly couple.

Firefighters were first notified about the fire in the 4100 block of NW 62nd Street at around 7:29 p.m. The original 911 caller told dispatch that the elderly couple might be trapped inside the burning home.

When firefighters arrived, they noticed smoke, but found all seven occupants of the home outside, clear of the blaze.

Firefighters attacked the flames and within minutes had the main body of the fire extinguished. Officials believe the fire started in the window unit in a bedroom.

“The occupant that called 911 said he smelled smoke and went inside, and the first thing he saw on fire was the window unit on the north side of the house,” Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Smith told News 4. "After a short investigation it's pretty apparent that's what started the fire."

EMS was called to the scene to evaluate one of the occupants for smoke inhalation.

 

 

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