House burns at scene of Love County fatal shooting
LOVE COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Late Tuesday night, the East Side Lake Murray Volunteer Fire Department and others responded to a Love County fire that engulfed 2 buildings.
"At 10:52, we were dispatched out to the fire." Said East Side VFD Chief Joey Speer. "At that time we all were responding and stuff, some of us were in bed, some were getting ready and everything."
The fire took place just hours after Marietta’s George Scoggin, who is now charged with 1st degree manslaughter, was released on a 100,000 dollar bond on Tuesday after fatally shooting Jimmy Sparks Sunday night at one of the houses that caught fire.
Once Speer and his crew arrived on the scene, they got right to work putting out the fire.
"We decided to attack it from two fronts." Speer said. "I took the fire hydrant in the rear, and we did a two hose attack in the back, and the other departments were attacking it from the front."
Firefighters were able to control the flames within just a couple hours. Fire personnel were able to save three of the five structures on the property. There was nobody home when the fire broke out, and no one was injured during the fight.
"I think they did an excellent job just navigating it and everything, they moved the hoses and worked as a team." Stated Speer. "We had fifteen firefighters show up to this fire, and they all worked as a team to put the fire out."
We spoke to the State Fire Marshal's office, and they do not suspect any foul play is involved at this time.