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Three dead, including 2 children, in Broken Arrow fire

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 21:46:51-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla — Three people died, including two children, after a mobile home fire Saturday morning.

Broken Arrow Fire Fighters responded to a mobile home fire near Kenosha and County Line Road for around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. BAFD said when they arrived flames engulfed the home and they had to immediately start search and rescue tactics. Fire officials say one child made it out, but one adult and two children died from smoke inhalation.

One neighbor, Zack Grammer, told 2 News they heard a loud noise around 4:30 a.m. Saturday that rattled the neighborhood.

"It rattled my whole trailer and I live just down the corner, it kind of scared me. I thought someone was trying to intrude into my home at first, so I took a second before I got up to check it out. By the time I got to my front living area I started hearing the screams, 'help help'", Grammer said.

Grammer said he tried to help but the flames had already spread through the home.

BAFD said the one child that made it out is in the hospital with burns to his arms, legs, and face.

Rusty Schaeffer, BAFD Battalion Chief, told 2 News, “one of the juvenile boys actually came running out the front door through the fire and they met him out in the front yard and took him straight to the hospital. He had burns some second and third degree burns.”

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. Schaeffer said the home had no gas and no smoke detectors.

Friends of the family set up a Gofundme to help the family with funeral costs and medical bills.

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