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Boy killed in house fire in Stonewall community near Ada

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A deadly house fire near Ada, Oklahoma claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy in the small community of Stonewall. 

Early reports were of an explosion at the home. Officials on the scene told KTEN that the boy woke his mother, alarming her to the house on fire. She was burned and taken to a local hospital, but was alert enough to tell first responders that her child was autistic and could still be in the home.

It then turned to a search and rescue mission, and volunteers from Tupelo and the Stonewall area, as well as Ada firefighters, doused flames and began searching the rubble. Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local police began canvassing the area looking for the boy had he fled the scene on foot.

A couple of hours later, firefighters sifting through the burnt home made the tragic discovery. Currently, the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire and how the events transpired Wednesday morning.

This comes just days after an elderly woman died and her husband seriously burned when their Ada home blew up from fumes leaked from a propane tank being used to heat the home, which suffered from a power outage.