Oklahoma Firefighters Killed Trying to Rescue People Trapped in House Fire

Two firefighters were part of the town’s eight-person volunteer fire department.
(KOCO)

Two firefighters dead in Waynoka house fire

FirefighterNation Staff

Updated Jan. 30, 5:30 a.m. EST

WAYNOKA, Oklahoma – KOCO is reporting that two firefighters are among four people killed in a house fire early Friday morning in the Oklahoma town of Waynoka.

Fire officials say a resident called 911 at approximately 3:00 a.m., saying they were trapped in the bedroom of a home near East Locust Street and Main Street.

Officials tell KOCO that when firefighters arrived, the front door was blocked with flames.

9 News states that when the firefighters went inside to search for the trapped occupants, the roof collapsed.

Four victims, two residents and two Waynoka firefighters, were killed in the fire.

It has been reported that the two firefighters were part of the town’s eight-person volunteer fire department. Waynoka is a town with a population of less than 1,000 in Woods County.

Firefighters from Alva and Woodward assisted in fighting the fire.

The names of the victims will be released by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has sent a critical incident stress team to help the Waynoka firefighters through this tragedy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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