Sallisaw firemen had to get up early on Good Friday to fight a blaze in a home at 705 E. Callahan.
Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong said the fire department was dispatched at 4:26 a.m. and found the front half of the home fully engulfed when they arrived.
The family of Steve Owens, including a small child, escaped unharmed, Armstrong said.
The 15 Sallisaw firefighters who responded had the blaze under control in about 10 minutes but the home was heavily damaged. Armstrong estimated damage at $40,000. He said the suspected cause of the fire is electrical. Firefighters were on the scene for about an hour, he said.
The family was put in touch with the Red Cross, and they were provided with clothing and a place to stay.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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