Fire Marshal's Office Investigating Tecumseh Home Explosion

Wednesday, September 11th 2019, 9:49 am
By: Brieon Sumlin, Clayton Cummins

The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office and the Tecumseh Fire Department are investigating a home explosion Wednesday. 

Fire officials said Tecumseh firefighters responded at approximately 6 a.m. to a house fire located in the 200 block of Edd Dr. Witnesses told arriving crews the house exploded. 

Investigators said their appeared to be evidence of an explosion. 

Homes to the north and south were damaged.

“Both of those homes did receive some sort of damage from projectiles and some melted siding from the fire,” said Tecumseh Fire Chief Aaron Williams.

Neighbors nearby said the explosion could be felt nearly a mile away.

“It was a huge explosion because I’m a heavy sleeper and it woke me up,” said Jaclyn Cullins. “It was so scary, it was so close.”

“The whole block was outside wondering what was going on,” said Amanda Whittet. “Everybody just hung out while the fire department was putting out the house, we were just watching and see where it went from there.”

Whittet said her first instinct was to check on neighbors.

“They have three daughters, one is handicapped and a little son,” said Whittet. “I was just making sure they were just fine, and handy dandy. And they are just great.”

The fire marshal and ONG are investigating. No cause has been determined at this time. 

No injuries were reported.