Last updated: May 20. 2014 11:31AM - 822 Views
By - mswearengin@civitasmedia.com



A charred mattress is shown at the scene of the fire at 1715 Worley St. Monday afternoon.
A charred mattress is shown at the scene of the fire at 1715 Worley St. Monday afternoon.
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Durant firefighters responded to a fire inside a vacant house Monday afternoon.


Firefighters were dispatched at 1:43 to 1715 Worley St. after someone called about explosions and a fire in a bedroom of a vacant residence.


When firefighters arrived three minutes later, they discovered a small fire in a bedroom that they contained to a mattress and the carpet, according to a department report.


Firefighters used a fan to clear the house of smoke and then carried the charred mattress outside.


The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Durant Fire Marshal Wade Boyd said the house has been vacant for years and that there had previously been a fire there in 2006. He said he expects the house to be condemned.


In other fires, firefighters responded at 3:21 a.m. Saturday to an outside fire at 520 N.E. Fourth Ave. According to a department report, there was a small fire about the size of a camp fire in the alley behind the home. The person on the scene put out the fire.


Matt Swearengin can be reached at 924-4388 or DDDEditor@Twitter.com

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