Fire destroys Guymon home, over a $200,000 loss

Staff Writer

Guymon Fire Department said an early Saturday morning fire resulted in a total destruction of a Guymon home. Guymon Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 917 N.E. 24th St. The owner of the home reported the fire at 4:22 a.m.
“As fire units approached the scene, flames could be seen arising over the trees from the roof of the home,” said GFD Assistant Fire Chief Grant Wadley.
Home owners, Eladio and Christina Nunez, were asleep at the time the fire broke out and were woken up by smoke entering their bedroom. They were both able to get out of the home safely and call 911.
“Heavy fire conditions were present on firefighters arrival with the entire south and east sides of the home completely involved in flames,” Wadley stated.
GFD Fire Chief Dean McFadden said the area has limited water in the area. More GFD trucks were requested to prevent the fire from spreading.
“There’s just no fire hydrants to hook up to there as well,” McFadden said. “We sprayed water but it was too big of a fire.”
Guymon firefighters called upon Goodwell and Hooker Fire Departments to assist in this blaze due to limited access to hydrants in this location.
It took firefighters about one hour to bring the fire under control and another two hours to extinguish remaining hot areas.
Fire investigation of this blaze found that a heat lamp left on in the garage came in contact with combustible materials, then began to spread to other items in the garage including two parked vehicles. The home and all contents of the home were a complete loss. Early estimated cost of this fire is over $200,000.
Water tanker units from Goodwell, Hooker, and Texas County District #2 were all used in supplying water to the fire units at the scene.
“Location from 24th street, limited access to the home from only one direction, and limited water supply in the beginning made this fire very difficult for firefighters,” Wadley said.
No injuries were reported and Red Cross has been contacted for this family.
In addition to Goodwell and Hooker Firefighters, Guymon Firefighters were also assisted by Guymon Police Department, Texas County Emergency Management, Tri-County Electric, and the Guymon Utilities Authority.

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