County Assessor Visits Scene Of OKC Home Explosion


Monday, September 28th 2020, 6:26 pm
By: Tevis Hillis


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Just four days after an explosion leveled the Maguire family's home in northeast Oklahoma City, staff with the county assessor's office visited the scene to survey what remains.

Thursday's explosion turned the family's home into a collection of rubble, tinder, and debris.

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Now assessors are working to determine how the damage done to this property will affect the land's value.

County assessor Larry Stein said the house was valued at around $310,500 before the blast.

"I've seen houses like this, and this is a 100% loss. It's typical to every tornado we have covered," said Stein.

Stein added it's not unusual to have families pay for a home that simply does not exist anymore.

Neighbors will also have their homes assessed to see how possible damage could impact their property values.

Funeral services for 14-year-old Berklee Maguire have not yet been announced.

The rest of her family is still recovering.

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