Electrical short cited in fire that destroys Oklahoma City home

The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday at 8501 NE 129. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013


photo - Oklahoma City firefighters put out hot spots Wednesday at a house fire.  Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City firefighters put out hot spots Wednesday at a house fire. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City firefighters battled a large house fire Wednesday in the 8500 block of NE 129. Fire officials said the house is a total loss.

Fire crews were called out about 2:30 p.m. and found the house engulfed in flames and smoke.

Fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said everyone made it out of the house, including all pets.

McKinney said the original fire call indicated an electrical short may have caused the fire, which originated in a converted bedroom.

Due to a shortage of water in the area, an Edmond water tanker was called in to assist Oklahoma City crews.

American Red Cross volunteers will meet with the family to determine what help they need, spokesman Ken Garcia said.



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