OKC Apartment Complex Decimated By Fire

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 10:23 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma City apartment complex was severely damaged during a fire late Wednesday night.

Fire crews were called out to the Pheasant Run apartment complex, located in the 6100 block of N. Meridian Ave., just after 9 p.m. Once on scene firefighters reported seeing heavy smoke and flames pouring from the structure.

The severity of the three-alarm fire initially forced responding crews into a defensive position. As soon as the fire started to get under control, crews made their way inside to conduct searches. Luckily, all of the tenants managed to escape safely.

Officials say two firefighters were overcome by heat and needed to be transported to a local hospital for evaluation. One civilian was treated at the scene for a fall and possible leg injury.

The damage to the apartment complex was so extensive that no tenant was allowed to stay there overnight; 19 of 24 units were occupied at the time. Fire officials say 12 of the apartment units received some amount of fire damage.

Investigators say the fire caused $360,000 of damage to the building. Another $120,000 in damage was lost personal items. The cause of the fire could not be determined.