OKCFD Responds To SW OKC Apartment Fire, Arson Suspected

Tuesday, July 5th 2022, 7:08 am
By: News 9


A busy few hours continued for Oklahoma City fire crews Tuesday morning.

Firefighters responded to a fire on the city's southwest side around 6 a.m. after taking on at least three other fires since midnight Tuesday.

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This fire took place at an apartment complex near Southwest 15th Street and South Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Oklahoma City police said they were called to the area of the complex due to a suspicious man at least two times Tuesday morning. When an officer encountered the man, they noticed the apartment units on fire.

OCPD said the officer kicked in a door and rescued a family inside the complex. The man was also detained.

Authorities said they are investigating a cause for the fire. They suspect the fire was started intentionally.

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This is a developing story.