1 Killed, Another Injured in Apartment Fire


Friday, July 24th 2009, 9:26 pm
By: News 9


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SHAWNEE, Oklahoma -- One man died and another injured after being pulled from a burning apartment building.

Shawnee Fire Capt. Carl Jacobs said fire crews responded to a blaze at 661 N. Park Street early Friday morning.

Firefighters found two men in an upstairs apartment and were able to pull both men out. One of the men was revived and transported to a hospital. The other was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire officials said the two men were brothers who lived in the upstairs apartment.

Jacobs said fire investigators are still determining the cause of the fire but said it started in the brothers' apartment.

No other injuries were reported. No word on the man's condition.