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February 24, 2012

Fire consumes home on Cherokee Avenue in McAlester

McALESTER — In the early morning hours Friday, a fire broke out in a home on the 1400 block of East Cherokee Avenue in McAlester.

“The call came in at 12:25 a.m.,” said McAlester Fire Chief Brett Brewer. “And it looks like first responders arrived just a minute later, at 12:26.”

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze, Brewer said. But “by the time firemen arrived, the flames had already vented through the roof.”

Nobody was home at the time of the incident, Brewer said.

The blaze was contained from spreading to surrounding homes, Brewer said. The home in question, however, is considered a total loss, with well over $100,000 in damages.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time, Brewer said.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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