Just after 1 a.m. Friday morning, firefighters responded to a house
fire on S. Blvd in Poteau. Upon arrival fire crews said the front
rooms of the house and porch were engulfed in flames and neighboring
homes were at risk.
One man who was inside the home
suffered cuts to his hands after running back inside the home to save
his pets. According to John Pickel, Poteau Fire Chief, two dogs and a
cat made it out, but are now lost after the crew rushed the man to
The cause of the fire is very likely a space heater, Pickel said.