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January 13, 2014

Blaze does significant damage to house

ENID, Okla. — A fire Sunday morning caused considerable damage to an Enid home, but no injuries.

Ken Helms, Enid Fire Department fire marshal, said the fire was reported at 2:07 a.m. Sunday. By the time firefighters arrived, all the home’s occupants had made it out safely, and flames were coming out the front door and window.

The apparent cause was an electrical issue in the living room, Helms said.

After firefighters knocked down the flames they did a search to make sure everyone was out, Helms said.

There was extensive damage done to the living room, he said, as well as smoke and heat damage to the adjacent rooms.

An EFD report listed the property value at $120,000, with damage estimated at $45,000.

A vehicle parked near the house suffered an estimated $5,000 damage from the fire, Helms said, mainly to scorched paint and melted plastic parts.

The family did not request assistance from Cimarron Valley Chapter of American Red Cross, Helms said. He said the owner of the home kicked in a back door to try to save the family dog but was not successful.

The homeowner told firefighters the family was alerted to the fire by their smoke detector, Helms said.

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