Fire Destroys Tire & Lube Shop In Keys

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 5:37 am

An early Tuesday fire destroyed Keys Tire & Lube about five miles south of Tahlequah.

The Keys Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused that fire.

Michael Minshew got cell phone video of the fire as he drove home from work. In that video you can see firefighters working to put it out.

Keys Fire Chief Yogi Cole said a passerby reported the fire around 3 a.m. He said because there were several barrels of oil inside the shop, firefighters had to be extra careful fighting the flames.

Cole said about 30 firefighters with Keys and Tahlequah Fire Departments worked to put out the fire. He said it took them about half an hour to get the flames under control.

Cole believes with all the equipment inside, it will be at least a half million dollar loss for the business owners.

The good news is no one was hurt in the fire.

At this point, Cole does not believe someone started the fire intentionally.