Lack of hydrants hampers Oklahoma City firefighters at house fire
A home authorities said was worth $1 million in a gated Oklahoma City community went up in flames Saturday night near NE 122 and Bryant Avenue.
There were no fire hydrants in the neighborhood, so water had to be trucked in by tankers, fire Battalion Chief Felton Morgan said.
Firefighters relayed water to 3800 Oakdale Forest Road from the nearest hydrant, which is on Coltrane, about a mile away.
There were two people at home when the fire broke out in the garage area. Both escaped without injury, Morgan said.
However, one firefighter hurt his hand and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
The cause of the fire has not been determined
“Right now, we don't have a damage estimate. The house is estimated at a little bit over a million bucks, so once we get inside we'll get a better estimation of that.”
The Oklahoma County Assessor's office has the value of the house and property, not including its contents, assessed at $868,000.
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