Deadly Structure Fire In Northwest Oklahoma City


Sunday, April 19th 2020, 1:47 pm
By: Hunter McKee


A metro woman died after a large fire sparked overnight in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood. 

Crews responded to the fire near Northwest 14th Street and North Youngs Boulevard around 4 a.m. Sunday.  Firefighters arrived and found a two-story garage-style apartment with heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the structure. 

Two people were inside the home including a woman who was stuck on the second floor.

Melissa Evans and her daughter live next door and said once they saw the flames, they immediately dialed 9-1-1.

“Oh it was really scary trying to make sure that everybody was out of the apartment because I know that there’s two people living there,” Evans said.  “So that was the scariest part, making sure everyone was out safe.”

One person was found in the back of the structure. He jumped from a second-story window but said his wife was still inside.

“We went to the second story through two different windows and they located an adult female that was inside. They removed her from the structure,” OKC Fire Department Shift Commander Sean Cobb said.

Once crews safely removed her, paramedics and EMSA immediately began providing advance life support.  The victim was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital where she later died. 

“We have completed the search and that’s all that we found were two adults that were inside at the time of the fire,” Cobb said.  

Fire investigators, along with homicide units with the Oklahoma City Police Department, are continuing to investigate the scene.  Officials said there weren’t any firefighters injured and the damage of the property is valued at $110,000. 

Officials said they are investigating the cause of the flames.