Fires At New Homes Under Investigation

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 10:53 am
By: News On 6

Firefighters in Jenks have a real mystery on their hands. They're trying to figure out what caused two house fires Tuesday night. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports both happened in a new subdivision off 139th and South Harvard.

By the looks of things, investigators are treating these fires as crime scenes. In fact, the state fire marshal was here on Wednesday combing through both houses. There’s been no word on what investigators may have found, but this small neighborhood is buzzing about what might have happened.

Dutcher’s Crossing is the kind of place; one mother couldn't wait to call home.

“Extremely quiet. We love it out here. We've been out here since March. Everybody is very close. We keep an eye out for each other,” said Michelle Jezik, who lives in the neighborhood.

But Michelle Jezik says none of them saw this coming.

“It was engulfed in flames. It was something you would see out of a movie,” said Michelle Jezik.

If it had been a movie, there would have been a sequel.

Shortly after the first fire broke out, another home in the same division caught on fire. That squelched Michelle's sense of security.

“I have three boys. And yes, I will constantly be on the lookout,” said Michelle Jezik.

Both home owners were just three weeks away from moving into their new homes.

Neighbor Michelle Jezik says she's friends with the couple that was supposed to move into the first home that burned. That home was a total loss. The damage wasn’t as extensive at the second home.

Both families, for now, are trying to figure out their next move.

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