Friday, February 24, 2017

House Fire Claims Life of Sallisaw Resident

The body of a person found in a burned house Thursday evening has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Tulsa, said Sallisaw Fire Chief Anthony Armstrong.

Armstrong said the name of the victim has not been released, and the fire marshal was at the scene investigating the cause of the fire, which was undetermined at the time of the fire.

The fire call came in at about 8:05 p.m. Armstrong said, and when the fire department arrived at the residence at 109 S. Cedar, the wood-frame house was about two-thirds involved. Firefighters had the fire under control in 20 to 25 minutes, Armstrong said.

“It took a while because it was burning so good when we arrived,” Armstrong said.

“We were notified there was a possibility there was a middle-aged victim inside,” Armstrong said. The body was found after the fire was extinguished.

Armstrong said firefighters were on the scene until about 11:15 p.m.

“We contacted the Red Cross to get the female who lived there set up with some help,” Armstrong said.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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