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Crews fight fire at saddle shop near Bartlesville, downed trees and gas station's roof blows off

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 20:19:07-04

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Across Washington County, emergency personnel had a busy morning assessing storm damage with power outages and downed trees.

Mainly, it was residents in downtown Bartlesville just south of Adams that saw the effects of the strong winds. The roof at Phillip's 66 gas station at Cherokee and Adams ripped apart after 4 a.m. 

One business just west of Bartlesville on Highway 60, went up in flames after firefighters believe lightning hit it around 8:30 a.m.

Crews from multiple departments battled the flames at Yocham's Custom Leather, a city staple with western home decor and unique items.

The fire burned about one third of the building, and horses in a nearby barn escaped the smoke.

Fire departments on the scene included Bartlesville, Copan, Dewey, Nowata and Oglesby.

This same saddle shop burned 28 years ago, according to the owners Rick and Rhonda Yocham. 

There were no reports of injuries in any of the damaged areas. 

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