Overnight house fire proves fatal for Pawhuska man

PAWHUSKA, Okla. - An overnight house fire claimed the life of a Pawhuska man.

Pawhuska Fire Department Chief Gip Allen told 2NEWS police notified the department at around midnight after neighbors called reporting the fire.

Firefighters arriving to the blaze on the 300 block of E. 13th Street found the home fully engulfed in flame. It was then neighbors and family members told firefighters they believed a man was still in the home.

But with the home fully involved and flames threatening nearby structures, the fire department focused all its resources on wresting control of the fire and protecting the home nearby.

Firefighters entering the home after gaining control of the fire removed s body which will now go to the medical examiner's office.

Gip said while the home is a loss, the only damage suffered by nearby structures was warped siding on one house. He said he believes the fire started in a back bedroom.

The state fire marshal's office told 2NEWS the cause of the fire is undetermined.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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