The Edmond Sun

January 31, 2013

Edmond home suffers $225,000 loss in fire

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A house fire in southeast Edmond caused an estimated total loss of $225,000, a fire official said.

At about 9:03 p.m. Wednesday, fire crews responded to a home in the 3000 block of East 44th Street, an address in the area of South Coltrane Road and East Memorial Road, according to the city’s fire incident log.

Edmond Fire Maj. Bill Brown said the home suffered an estimated $150,000 worth of property loss and $75,000 worth of content loss. The cause has not yet been determined and it is still under investigation, Brown said. The last crew left the scene at about 1 a.m. the next morning, and investigators left at about 4:45 a.m.

When fire crews arrived, a major fire was visible in the center of the house, Brown said. Firefighters also found two people in the front yard who suffered from smoke inhalation, Brown said. They were transported by EMSA to a metro hospital. No update on their condition was available. A family pet, a dog, was killed, Brown said.

Brown said the home was located in an area that did not have fire hydrants. Two tankers, one capable of holding 3,500 gallons of water, the other 2,500 gallons, were used during the operation, Brown said.

The home did not contain any smoke detectors, which are important and necessary, Brown said.

“They were fortunate they were awake,” he said.

Brown said he did not know if the home was insured.



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