Fire destroys Cartwright home

CARTWRIGHT, Okla. (KXII) -- Fire on Thursday destroyed a home on Oak Hill Road in the Willafa Woods area.

Fire on Thursday in Cartwright, Okla.

Pictures scattered all over the ground are among the only things left from a home on Oak Hill Road in Cartwright.

"We had a house full of memories for both of us but we have a good strong family, lots of friends and we'll get through this."

Firefighters say they arrived at the home at 2:45 Thursday afternoon, after seeing smoke coming from the area.

Imojene Williamson tells us she and her husband, B.W., had gone to get ice cream as a way to relax after a stressful week.

"We had left just a little bit before it started so the firemen tell me and got a call from one of our good neighbors that our house was on fire."

Firefighters say the flames spread quickly.

"When we arrived on scene we had heavy smoke. We made an exterior attack," said Lt. Dustin Downey with Cartwright Fire.

It took three departments nearly two hours to get the fire out.

The preliminary cause of the fire was an electrical, and the fire was ruled accidental. The state fire marshal will investigate.

"We were in Denison so we had a 10 miles drive. Came to terms with it."

The home that B.W. Williamson built decades ago, is now a complete loss.

"My husband started this house in 1968 and I've been here almost 20 years and so it was everything."

The Williamsons do have insurance and say it will cover their loss.

The Red Cross is also helping them out.



 
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