Lightning hits Edmond home

An early morning storm brought rain and lightning which is believed to be the cause of a house fire Friday. Fire trucks and firemen from Edmond and Oakcliff joined Deer Creek firefighters as they fought the blaze.

A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a house fire early Friday morning in Edmond, officials said.

“The fire started about the same time the storms were coming into the area this morning,” said Edmond Deputy Fire Chief Chris Denton.

Lightning filled the skies and rain pummeled the streets a little after 7 a.m. as the storm rolled through Edmond.

Firefighters from Deer Creek, Edmond and Oakcliff fire departments responded to the fire. 

“The fire was in the Deer Creek response district jurisdiction, and they asked for mutual aid assistance,” Denton said. “We sent one crew of four men and a ladder truck over. We have a great working relationship with Deer Creek.

“We also have automatic assistance if something happens and it is on jurisdictional lines. Automatic assistance helps get aid faster.”

According to a spokesperson for the fire department, crews responded to the fire at a home in the 21900 block of Water Oak Circle near Coffee Creek Road and North May Avenue.

The roof was engulfed in flames when fire trucks arrived. Firefighters were able to contain the flames although the house is a total loss, officials said. No injuries were reported.

A native Oklahoman, retired school teacher Patty Miller taught journalism and English for 30 years before beginning her second career as a reporter for The Edmond Sun in 2000. She is a previous winner of the OPA's Beachy Musselman Award.

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