Family loses home, 2 vehicles in overnight fire, donations requested

Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 13:57:44-05

SLICK, Okla. - A Glenpool firefighter, his 8-months pregnant wife, and their 2-year-old daughter lose everything in an overnight fire at their home; donations requested.

Glenpool Fire Department Union President Kendall Dykes said that the family lost everything in a matter of hours in a blaze that roared through the home and then to their vehicles in this small town about 40 miles southwest of Tulsa.

The fire is under investigation.

Authorities are unsure when the fire started because the father was on duty at work and the mother was at her parents’ house. Dykes said the family is very private and didn't want to release their names.

A hunter stumbled on the rural property Saturday and reported the burned down residence and cars.

Dykes said the father only has what he was wearing on his back when he went to work Saturday. The home was a total loss and both cars were totaled.

The Glenpool Fire Department is asking for donations for the family to help them get through the holidays.

To donate cash, checks, gift cards, or clothing: (Checks should be made out to IAFF Local 2990 with a memo of – to the Groom family)

You can go by the Glenpool Fire Department at 14536 S. Elwood and drop off any type of donations to help the family.

You may also mail checks or gift cards to:

Glenpool Fire Department
c/o Groom family
P.O. Box 821
Glenpool, OK 74033

“These are wonderful people and to have this happen to them right around Christmas is truly devastating,” said Dykes. “Anything that can be done would help. He doesn’t even have work clothes.”

If you have any information concerning the fire, you can contact the Glenpool Fire Department at (918) 322-2172.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook