Crews battling house fire south of Amarillo, drivers asked to avoid area

Crews battling house fire south of Amarillo, drivers asked to avoid area

"We're quite proud of that firefighter", said divisional fire chief Dave Meldrum.

Morris Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Jeff Wilson said the fire was still on the porch when they arrived, but some of the construction of the house made it hard to fight the fire once it got into the walls.

"After the first fire the re-inspecting crew spent some time at the scene looking for and extinguishing "hotspots".

"It got away from us", Wilson said.

Two children were taken to the hospital following a house fire in northeast Oklahoma City. Camanche Fire and the Clinton Police Department also assisted.

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The national weather agency added that driving conditions could also be "hazardous" in some areas. Saturday's forecast is for periods of snow, a high of 0 C and a low of -3 C.

He said the second firefighter didn't fall, and "with quite a bit of effort and in unsafe and hard circumstances, was able to rescue the first firefighter from the basement area".

The estimated monetary damage is $99,000.

According to officials, the call came in before 5:30. "I think just the movement of the tree made it go", Brown said.

Fire investigators, including members of the state police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, are still investigating the blaze, which happened Thursday afternoon on South Main Street.

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