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Fire At Skiatook Duplex Leaves 2 People Homeless

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Firefighters in Skiatook are trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed a duplex on Wildhorse Street Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said the house is a total loss, leaving two people homeless.

Skiatook firefighters said the fire had already spread to the attic by the time they arrived. Neighbors said it was a scary sight.

"It was pretty crazy. It was actually bigger, a lot bigger here than anything I've ever seen," neighbor Richard Scott said.

The flames soared into the sky as several departments worked to put out the fire.

12/27/2017 Related Story: Skiatook Firefighters Battle The Cold During Overnight Fire

Fire Marshal Robert Nail said cold temperatures made for dangerous conditions.

"It's 19 degrees out here - water freezes, we use a lot of water, so the slip and fall hazard were immediately a problem," he said.

Scott said a neighbor told him about the fire and he went to check it out. He said you could feel the heat from the fire just a few houses away.

"Whenever I stepped out of the house, I couldn't see the house directly but it was actually up over our neighbor's house," he said.

The fire left minor smoke damage outside the next-door neighbors' homes.

Scott said he was glad it didn't spread any further.

"I was really concerned that maybe it'd spread because we're only two houses down, so I was hoping it wouldn't spread, you know. But the wind was blowing the other way, so I was hoping it wouldn't go anywhere else either," Scott said.

Firefighters said the duplex's other unit was vacant.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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