Probe Begins After OKC Apartment Fire Smoldered for Days

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Investigators had been set to start digging via rubble to find out the reason for an enormous hearth that smoldered for 4 days and engulfed a $65 million luxurious condo complicated in Oklahoma Metropolis that had been underneath building.

Not less than 80 firefighters, working in six-hour rotations, had been known as in to assist extinguish the blaze that started on Tuesday on the 326-unit complicated. No accidents had been reported.

Oklahoma Metropolis firefighters had been helped of their efforts to place out lingering flames by demolition crews, who cleared areas and allowed entry to hotspots.

“There was simply a lot hearth that we couldn’t entry,” Scott Douglas, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Metropolis Hearth Division, instructed KFOR-TV on Saturday. “It was unsafe for our firefighters inside. So, it was undoubtedly unsafe for our investigators.”

Douglas mentioned investigators will depend on safety footage in addition to digging via rubble to assist them decide what triggered the huge hearth.

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The posh condo complicated had been scheduled to open someday within the spring.

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