The Duncan Banner

February 5, 2013

String of Duncan fires in being investigated

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Duncan Fire Department and Duncan Police Department are working together to investigate a series of fires that took place over the weekend.

Investigation has been closed on a fire that caused $100,000 worth of damage to a mobile home located on Gatlin Road. Deputy Fire Chief Dayton Burnside said the fire, which burned the home around 5 p.m. Friday,  was deemed an electrical short. The home was completely lost.

A second home fire partially burned a home at 601 H at about 3:20 p.m. Saturday. Burnside said the house is not a total loss and the investigation is still ongoing as it has not been determined what caused the fire.

“It is very minimal loss,” he said.

The outside of the home did suffer some damage. Burnside said the fire did start outside.

“It started in the grass on the side of the house,” he said.

Another grass fire took place at Halliburton Monday at the intersection of Second Street and OK Hwy 7. Burnside said no damage was caused and the investigation is still ongoing.

He also said that more fires, particularly grass fires, have burned in the past few weeks including a series of grass fires that were started on Thursday, Jan. 24. Investigation is also still pending on these incidents.