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Two Animals Missing Following NW OKC House Fire

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Dante and Rocket are missing following the house fire. Dante and Rocket are missing following the house fire.
It is believed the fire started in a trash can outside then spread to the rest of the home. It is believed the fire started in a trash can outside then spread to the rest of the home.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Three people are without a home and two of their pets are missing following a house fire early Thursday morning in northwest Oklahoma City. 

It happened near N.W. 34th and McKinley around 4 a.m. Thursday. Oklahoma City fire crews did not find any accelerants and do not believe arson is to blame. It is believed the fire started in a trash can outside then spread to the rest of the home.

Gayla Sossamon moved in just six months ago. It was the first time this pediatric nurse moved away from her parents

“You have your freedom but at the same time when stuff like this happens, all you want is your parents to be here,” said Sossamon. “It's crazy. The first place I live without them is up in flames now.”

Sossamon woke up hearing her two roommates and a friend screaming to get out of the house. Flames spread to the side and then up to the roof. She made it out with just the clothes on her back and her cell phone.

The first call she made was to her father, Keith.

“I knew she wasn't at work. It's always bad news when you get a call at that time. I just wanted to make sure she was OK and that I was on my way no matter what,” said Keith Sossamon.

Fire crews salvaged a few things, including the foot locker belonging to the grandfather of Sossamon’s roommate.  He used it during his time in the military.

Two of their three cats have been found, but they are still looking for their cat Rocket and their dog Dante.

Sossamon said she is very lucky she was parked at the end of the driveway.  Along with her clothes and phone, she still has a car to bring her to and from work.

Fire crews estimate the damage at $40,000.

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