Sapulpa firefighters say a home near 96th Street South was destroyed by a fire

Posted at 3:58 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 12:11:46-04

Sapulpa firefighters said a couple lost its home in a fire early Monday morning.

"There was a big boom, of course there's thunder and lightning, so didn't think anything about it... about five minutes later, I smelled smoke, woke her up. We grabbed what little clothes we had and the dogs," said Ed Girkin.

Girkin, his wife and their two dogs escaped the fire with no injuries.

Firefighters responded to the call after 2 a.m. near N. Frankoma Road and N. 96th Street South.

Officials said the flames started in the back of the home and quickly spread to the rest of the house.

The cause is still under investigation, but firefighters believe lightning could have caused the fire.

Now, the Red Cross is helping the couple with temporary shelter and clothes.

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