Suspicious Fire Investigated At Turley Home Where Child Went Missing


Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 8:24 am
By: News On 6


Turley firefighters say the home from where a 4-year-old boy went missing is now the site of a suspicious fire and the State Fire Marshal is now investigating.

The Turley Fire Department was called to a fire at the home in the 6500 block of North Norfolk about 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

Fire investigators say the fire started when no one was at the home Wednesday morning. A neighbor called 911 when she saw smoke pouring out of a broken dining room window.

"It sounded like a gunshot, a Boom...it's hard to tell,” neighbor Kim Redeagle said.

Turley Assistant Fire Chief, Ben Hatcher said, "There was a window that broken in, into the room that was on fire. So that was our biggest concern that this was an arson fire."

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Firefighters said they immediately thought the fire looked suspicious, especially since the residents are jailed for child endangerment after a 4-year-old went missing on Tuesday and was found a half mile away five hours later.

The state Fire Marshal Investigator said he's not ready to call it arson.

Meanwhile, we found out the 4-year-old, Landon Bratton's dad is in the Rogers County jail.

Landon is staying with his aunt.