Fatality Reported In Large Commercial Fire In Downtown OKC

Monday, June 25th 2018, 7:41 am
By: Ashley Holden

Fire officials confirmed one person was found dead in a four-alarm commercial fire, Monday morning. 

Firefighters responded at the scene in downtown Oklahoma City near Northwest 2nd Street & North McKinley Avenue after 6:15 a.m.

Authorities originally reported the building was abandoned, but hours later confirmed one male victim was found in the basement of the building. Crews determined the fire started in the basement and completely burned the floor out. 

Fire officials said the getting the fire under control was difficult because the building was boarded up. 

77 firefighters were employed at the scene at one time. Officials said the building will be demolished in the near future. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.