Six people were injured at the scene of a large house fire early Friday, Oklahoma City Fire Department officials said.
About 4:45 a.m. Friday, fire crews were called to the fire in the 3000 block of Quail Court. At the scene, firefighters reported heavy fire coming from the second floor of the roughly 5,000-square-foot home, said Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson.
A man who was in the house at the time of the fire jumped from a window and suffered burn injuries that are not considered to be life threatening. The man told firefighters a woman was still inside, Fulkerson said.
Two firefighters climbed a ladder and made entry to a room on the second floor where the woman was found, but the heat was so intense the firefighters were forced to escape. Coming down the ladder, the two firefighters tumbled down with a firefighter on another ladder, and landed on top of a firefighter on the ground.
Fulkerson said one firefighter suffered burns to his neck and face, another injured their ribs. One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury and another had small “spot burns.” The firefighters were treated for their injuries.
After the fall, another group of firefighters were able to enter the house and bring the woman out. Fulkerson said she suffered severe burns that were considered life-threatening. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
The names of the firefighters and victims were not released.
The investigation into the fire is ongoing. The cause has been classified as undetermined for now, Fulkerson said.