BIXBY, Okla. - One person was killed early Monday morning in a Bixby house fire.
Firefighters were called to the home near South 86th Avenue and East 169th Street at 3:41 a.m. Upon arrival crews found the home engulfed in flames.
Firefighters entered through a front window and found a man lying unconscious in the front room. He was pulled from the home but paramedics were unable to revive him.
Two women who were also inside the home were able to escape uninjured.
Firefighters battled the blaze for about 45 minutes before it was under control.
tWo firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and were treated by paramedics on the scene.
Officials say it's unclear at this point what started the fire but the cause remains under investigation. A fire marshal is on the scene investigating.
The house was destroyed.
The victim's identity has not been released.
Neighbors say the man was in his 40s and lived with his mother and girlfriend. They say he got out of the house but went back in for an unknown reason -- something fire officials warn people not to do.
"People get attached to pets, obviously to loved ones, family members," said Bixby Fire Chief Steve Abel. "It's always usually a male that does that. Average temperature (of a house fire) is 700 degrees, smoke. We do not, do not encourage anybody to do that at all."
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