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Logan County home destroyed after fire breaks out, spreads 2 acres

Two homes were destroyed in a grass fire Jan. 30 in Logan County. (KOKH/Steven Anderson)

Several fire departments in Logan County battled a house fire this afternoon that quickly turned into a grass fire.

No injuries were reported, but the fire destroyed the house and spread about two acres behind it, damaging several cars and other structures on the property.

Flames broke out just after 3 p.m. at the home on Waterloo Road, just west of I-35.

“The wind conditions and the humidity it made it really tough,” said Chief Blake Hutsenpiller of the Oak Cliff Fire Department.

As the fire spread, employees at Pleasant Pooch, a dog daycare next to the home, sprang into action.

“I noticed the house was on fire, so she ran to call 911 and then we both ran to the house to make sure everybody was outside and nobody was inside,” said employee Courtney McAfee.

Then they quickly evacuated all their animals to safety.

“So many people from the other businesses came and started helping immediately and it’s really nice,” said employee Sarah Rowton. “They’re so generous. We couldn’t do it without them.”

Other people in the neighborhood also jumped in to help each other, spraying lawns and fences to help contain the fire.

Chief Hutsenpiller says they don’t know exactly what started the fire. Firefighters have not been able to reach the property owners yet.

The fire danger was high Tuesday.

“Tomorrow’s going to be just as bad or worse,” said Hutsenpiller. “We’re looking at 70 degree days, 15 percent humidity. We’re doing everything we can.”

Firefighters also need the community’s help to prevent these fires from starting. Be mindful of cigarettes, trailer chains, and hot exhaust. Even the smallest ember can start a fire that quickly spreads.

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