Oklahoma City apartment fire

Monday, April 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Four people saved themselves by jumping out second-floor windows in a burning apartment building in Oklahoma City.

One man broke his leg as he jumped 15 feet to the ground about 4:20 AM Sunday.

Gene Spainhour says he woke up and saw flashes of light under his front door, then opened the door to find fire racing up the stairs.

He put on a pair of jeans before jumping out the window.

Spainhour landed in a small hole left from recent landscaping. His left leg snapped, breaking two bones.

Antonio Martinez sprained his ankle on a jump from his bedroom window. The two other jumpers weren't hurt.

The fire destroyed eight apartments and damaged eight others.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.