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One Person Dies In Skiatook Mobile Home Fire

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The home was located in a mobile home park just south of Skiatook The home was located in a mobile home park just south of Skiatook
Skiatook Fire got the call about the fire just after 9 a.m. Skiatook Fire got the call about the fire just after 9 a.m.

NewsOn6.com and Craig Day, News On 6

SKIATOOK, Oklahoma -- One person is dead after a fire destroys a mobile home just south of Skiatook Friday morning.

Skiatook Fire responded to the fire in a mobile home park in the 14300 block of North Cincinnati just after 9 a.m.

Skiatook Fire Chief Dale Parrish says two brothers lived in the home.

One of the brothers saw smoke and flames and was able to get out of the mobile home, but the other brother - who was disabled and in his late 60s - was not able to flee.

Firefighters found his body in the back bedroom lying in the bed.

"We had to keep moving lots and lots of contents around just to get to the back. When you can't move quickly you're just giving the fire that much of an advantage to get ahead of you," Parrish said.

Kenneth Osborn still can't believe what happened to his next door neighbor. He's taken back that flames could move so quickly.

"The fire was just hot, it was so hot, I could feel it inside my house," he said. "The fire was coming out the back two windows."

Parrish says they are not sure exactly what caused the fire but believe it may have been a space heater too close to a bed.

"You need to keep a safe distance away from combustibles, and that's the rule we find is broken more than any," Parrish said.

Tulsa Red Cross responded to the fatality house fire at to offer assistance with lodging, meals, food and clothing.

The death is a tragic reminder about the importance of fire safety, especially with much colder weather and a possible winter storm on the way.

"It's really sad," Osborn said. "My heart goes out to him and his family."

The name of the man who died is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

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