Four-alarm blaze knocks out power

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 8:42 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY - A four-alarm firm knocked out power Tuesday night near downtown Oklahoma City.

The fire broke out at about 11 p.m. at the officers of Farrington Truck Towing and Recovery. The building's ceiling and at least two walls collapsed in the flames, firefighters said. No injuries were reported.

In addition to cars, diesel trucks and parts there were several propane tanks in the building, Deputy Chief Cecil Clay said.

 "You heard several explosions here- explosions of those propane cylinders," Clay said. "Some of the explosions are relatively small and some are extremely large."

Power in the area was knocked out when the fire took down several power lines. About 70 homes in the remained without power Wednesday morning.