1 dead in house fire officials say was arson

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2022 at 4:06 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man died and another was injured after a house burned in northeast Oklahoma City late last month.

Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, according to KFOR.

Crews arrived at the scene of the house fire on the 2100 block of NE 20th Street around 9 p.m. They found the victim at the front porch of the home and another man lying in the front yard.

The man on the porch was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was the victim’s neighbor who had entered the burning house in an attempt to save him. The neighbor entered and exited the home several times while gasping for fresh air to get the man outside.

The neighbor was transported to an area hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Investigators are still uncovering information on the cause of the fire.

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