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Early Morning Motel Fire, Guests out in the Cold
It was a rude awakening for many in one motel in Northeast Oklahoma City, as fire crews respond to a motel fire.
FOX 25 spoke with Oklahoma City's fire deputy chief who says the fire started at 2:49 this morning. When crews arrived, they found heavy flames in a stairway.
Firefighters then immediately called for additional support. "They immediately called for a third alarm due to a low water pressure system in this area. We don't have any hydrants in this area. We're operating off of a tower." said Deputy Fire Chief Marc Woodard.
Deputy Chief Woodard says this motel is on the northern edge of the water distribution center. He also says propane tanks in the stairwell delayed their response to putting out the flames.
Now we talked with motel guests who say this was a scary start to their morning.
One guest says he woke up to loud sounds coming from right outside his room.
We know one guest was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.
The American Red Cross is there now to offer supplies needed this morning.
Two rooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs are damaged.
Investigators are on scene working to determine a cause.
Posted: Thursday, January 31 2013, 01:04 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Seniors say they'll stay in tornado-ravaged town
May 25, 2013 14:46 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Graduating high schoolers say they don't want to move away from Moore after a tornado devastated a section of their town.
Westmoore High School Senior Alex Davis says staying close is a way to show "that a disaster can't beat us."
And senior Cameron Knight says if he had a choice to live anywhere in the country, he'd still pick his hometown.
Westmoore was the first of three schools to hold commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a strong tornado Monday; 24 people died and hundreds were injured.
The Moore School District canceled its school year after the tornado hit the Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, but wants graduation ceremonies to go on.
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