6 fire departments called to house fire in Verdigris

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 12:52:05-04

VERDIGRIS, Okla. – Six different departments were called to a house fire early Wednesday morning.

The Verdigris Fire Department says they struggled to get water to the scene quickly due to the closest hydrant being more than a mile away. Eventually fire crews had to use a tanker shuttle to transport water.

Verdigris firefighters says that a man and a woman, along with two kids were home when the flames broke out and were waiting outside when crews arrived. Nearby family was contacted as well as the Red Cross.