PCPD investigating suspicious fires

September 6, 2019 | Featured|Headlines

By SHARON ROWEN | KAY NEWSCOW

PONCA CITY — Ponca City fire chief Butch Herring said today that two fires reported at 405 S. Oak during the early morning hours have been deemed suspicious in nature.

Herring said fire crews first responded to the address at 3:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in the back of the home.

Fire and police officials responded to two reports of fires Friday morning in the 400 block of South Oak.

“Upon arrival a small fire on the back door was found and extinguished,” said Herring. “The cause was ruled suspicious and the scene left with police investigators.” At 5:52 a.m. fire units were dispatched to 411 S. Oak for a report of a fire. “Upon arrival we learned that it was 405 S. Oak,” said Herring. “A small fire in the same area of the back of the home was found and extinguished. It too was deemed suspicious in nature.” Herring said the scene was turned over to police.

Capt. Randy Tyner said today police are still investigating the incidents.
On Wednesday, fire units responded to a house fire at 400 S. Oak.
Herring said an occupant told investigators he was pouring gasoline into an empty generator when it flashed.

A fire at 400 S. Oak on Wednesday was reportedly caused by a subject pouring gasoline in to a generator.
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