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Yukon House Catches Fire While Family Watches OU/Alabama Game

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Fire heavily damaged a house in Yukon. The family was watching the Sugar Bowl when the fire started in their garage. Fire heavily damaged a house in Yukon. The family was watching the Sugar Bowl when the fire started in their garage.

By Rachel Calderon, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Yukon family watching the Sugar Bowl Thursday night was forced out into the cold when their home suddenly caught fire.

The Bowhay family has lived on the 1000 block of Royal Lane for more than 20 years. James Bowhay says it is the only home his 17-year-old daughter has ever known.

On Thursday around 11:30 p.m., the family was watching the Sugar Bowl when they heard a loud pop. When they peered out the window, they saw the garage and the truck parked in the driveway were fully engulfed in flames.

"We ran to our neighbor's house, some of us without any shoes on," said Bowhay.

Bowhay's wife, son, and daughter were not hurt, nor were the family's dog and two cats.

Firefighters believe the fire could have started because of an electrical issue in the garage. Fire investigators are trying to find an exact cause.

Meanwhile, the Bowhays received help from the American Red Cross. They will stay in a hotel while they figure out if they will rebuild or move away from the home. They are also relying on their generous neighbors who gave them clothes to stay warm.

"We've just got to lean on them right now," added Bowhay.

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