Neighbors Speak Fondly Of Man Killed In Guthrie House Fire


Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 10:48 pm
By: News 9


New information has come to light about fatal house fire Tuesday afternoon in Guthrie.

Fire Chief Eric Harlow says firefighters were at the home at 11th and West Washington Ave. eight minutes after the initial 911 call. However, Harlow says the flames were too intense to enter the home.

Neighbors say the man who died in the home was Steve Mead. They say Mead was in his late 50's and that he and his wife had lived in the home for several years.

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Neighbors say Gayenelle died less than two weeks ago after a lengthy illness.

“He was a nice guy,” said Lisa Scott, a next door neighbor. “He was a nice guy. We talked to him a few times.”

Harlow says the Fire Marshal has not pinpointed the cause of the fire.