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NE OKC House Fire Leaves One Dead
A house fire in Northeast Oklahoma City leaves a
wheelchair bound man dead. It happened on Northeast 20th and Bath Avenue around
6:30 Tuesday night. Police say the victim is 84-year-old Lloyd Brunson.
Fire crews say they had a tough time trying to save the
victim. The home had security bars on the front door and some windows. Those
bars are designed to protect people. But in this case, fire officials say those
bars could have meant the difference between life and death.
"Sad situation," said Leonard Roberson.
Around 6:30 Tuesday night, Leonard Roberson saw flames
coming from a neighbor's house and called 911.
"I tried to go in but the people around here
wouldn't let me go in the house," said Roberson.
"We arrived on the scene," said Battalion
Chief Kirk Wright. "Heavy fire from the front of the structure. Residents,
neighbors were reporting that there was someone in the house."
Fire crews began a rescue mission to try to save an
84-year-old man who was bound to a wheelchair. But Battalion Chief Kirk Wright
says security bars on the home's front door and some windows delayed the
"We can get through them, it's just time
consuming," said Wright.
Finally, fire fighters broke through a window to get to
Lloyd Brunson, but it was too late.
"A crew went in, found the victim, removed the
victim from the house but he had already deceased," said Wright.
Now fire officials have this advice to help others plan
for an emergency.
"Just make sure you have an exit plan," said
Wright. "That you know how you can get out of your house as quickly as
possible, if you need to operate any devices that you have."
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Posted: Tuesday, December 18 2012, 10:44 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Moore post office service increases; streets open
May 24, 2013 17:29 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Public agencies in Moore have opened streets to residents and resumed mail delivery to as many addresses as possible.
At a news conference Friday, police said residents in the hardest-hit areas can go back into their neighborhoods without having to deal with police checkpoints. Some road closures may still occur as utility crews work to restore service.
Moore's postmaster said 85 percent of mail delivered from the Moore station is being delivered, and that mail deliveries from the Santa Fe station are up to 95 percent.
For those whose mail is not being delivered, those with ZIP codes 73153 and 73160 can pick up mail at the Airport Finance unit on Air Cargo Road.
Those in ZIP code 73170 can go to the Santa Fe station for their mail.
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