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Two people taken to a hospital after southwest Oklahoma City house fire

Two people were taken to a hospital from a house fire. The fire was the second one at the same house in southwest Oklahoma City in two days.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm •  Published: December 28, 2012

For the second time in two days, a house fire was reported at the same southwest Oklahoma City home, a fire department spokesman said.

Two people were taken to a hospital from the house Friday morning, fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

The fire was reported at 6:50 a.m. Friday at 2617 SW 60. Two people were rescued from a bedroom and taken to a hospital. Investigators said the fire started due to discarded smoking materials. On Thursday, firefighters went to the same house about 6:15 a.m. where a log that rolled out of a wood-burning stove started a fire. A man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The fire Thursday only caused minor damage, but the fire Friday at the house caused $15,000 to $20,000 in damage.

In a separate fire in northwest Oklahoma City on Thursday, a space heater is to blame for a fire that killed four dogs. Firefighters went at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to 806 W Hill. A cat was rescued from the house. A man and his wife were not home at the time of the fire. A space heater caused the fire, investigators determined. Firefighters reported $60,000 damage to the house, Stanaland said.

A space heater at 2816 Dorchester Drive caused a fire that killed a mother and her four children on Wednesday. A man injured in the fire on Dorchester, Brian Poletto, 39, remained in critical condition Friday at Integris Baptist Medical Center, spokeswoman Brooke Cayot said. has disabled the comments for this article.

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