Neighbors Rescue Dog After Edmond Home Catches Fire

Saturday, April 3rd 2021, 9:29 pm

EDMOND, Okla. -

Firefighters responded to a large house fire Saturday afternoon near East 33rd Street and South Bryant Avenue in Edmond.  

"I turned around and saw black, boiling smoke," neighbor Chris Gee said. "I knew it was a house fire and not just somebody burning in the backyard."

When he realized what was happening, Gee said he quickly rushed over to help.

"Opened the door, went right in the front and the back wall where the living room is was just fully engulfed," Gee said. "I mean, there were flames going up the back of the wall and up the ceiling."

Gee and another neighbor were looking through the home to make sure no one was inside.

"We were just yelling, calling out anybody around," Gee said. "We were whistling to the dog, trying to get the dog to come to us."

Other neighbors also stepped in as they found the dog in the backyard and got out just in time.

"Minutes after we walked out of the front door, flames were shooting out of that front porch area," Gee said. "The whole house had been engulfed by that time."

Firefighters said no one else was inside as they worked quickly to knock down the flames.

"We had some close calls to the neighbors," Edmond deputy fire chief Chris Denton said. "But they did a great job keeping it off some of those homes."

Crews say parts of the roof collapsed, but eventually they were able to contain the fire.

"Unfortunately, we do have a lot of damage to this home," Denton said. "Our hearts go out to the homeowners. We are thankful no one was hurt."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.