Guymon Family Escapes Mobile Home Fire Without Injury
Joe Denoyer - February 3, 2022 2:24 pm
At 10:35am Thursday morning, a 911 call from occupants of the home at 504 SE. 8th reporting their house on fire. Guymon Firefighters arrived moments later to find a single wide mobile home with smoking coming out the eves on one end. “Firefighter and arriving Police Officers first assured everyone was out of the home and out of the bitter cold,” said Guymon Fire Chief Grant Wadley.
Firefighters quickly located the fire inside a wall of the home in a bedroom and quickly extinguished the fire within 5 minutes of their arrival. The fire damaged a bedroom and then had minor smoke damage throughout the home.
Homeowner was inside the home at the time. They were alerted to the smell of smoke that continued to become worse. Once they saw smoke, they quickly escaped the home and called 911 from outside. Total of 5 family members lived at this home. No injuries were reported, and they can retrieve most all their clothing. Red Cross has been contacted to assist this family.
Cause of the fire is listed as electrical in nature with fire damage estimated at $6000.00. No injuries were reported. At the time of the fire, outside temperatures were 10F with wind chill of -11F and snowing. “Fires in this weather are often time challenging to Firefighters and their equipment as water begins to freeze immediately and creates additional fall hazards”, Chief Wadley said. Guymon Firefighters were assisted by Guymon Police, Guymon Gas & Water Department, Emergency Management, and Tri-County Electric at the scene.