Fires in Skiatook breakout, firefighters face obstacles


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Reported by: Eddie Randle
Updated: 1/19 6:06 pm Published: 1/19 11:37 am


With high winds and dry air creating dangerous conditions, several fires broke out yesterday.

One was big enough to destroy a home.

Firefighters tell us they worked the fire for hours.

They say every fire has its challenges but fire that destroyed the home was a big task. 

Firefighters say they were relieved no one was in the home but they still had a lot of work to do.

They say it was difficult trying to manage the scene because the house was in a rural area, which they say forced them to bring out tanks to put the flames out.

They say the house was on the top of a hill, which made their job even more challenging.

Another tough component the firefighters had to deal with was the wind and humidity. Fire Marshal Robert Neil says there was also a lot of fuel in the area.

It took about 30,000 gallons of water to get the fire contained. Fortunately the water tower was close by.

Firefighters say once they got to the home the fire was so out of control they just tried to contain it.

The fire remains under investigation.

FOX23 News will continue to monitor the fires and we'll also check with fire officials to see if they have uncovered what caused this house fire.

Stay with FOX23 and FOX23.com for more updates.

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