Storm leaves damage throughout Guthrie; causes house fire

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The Guthrie area got hammered with wind gusts reaching nearly 60 mph causing electric outages, fallen trees, tree debris in roadways and is believe to be the cause of a house fire Tuesday evening.

The Oklahoma storm hit the Guthrie area around 10 p.m. with wind and rains. Winds were steady from 25 to 35 mph with gusts staying steady at 42 mph and as high as 57 mph. According to the Mesonet, Guthrie received .29 of an inch of rain.

The Guthrie Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 12oo block of East Lincoln. Fire officials believe the weather was the cause for an electrical fire near the back of the home.

Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow said the home suffered an estimated $25,ooo in damage and started near around the electrical meter.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof. However, there were no visible flames from outside the structure. Officials went on to say, the majority of the fire stayed in the attic and the only damage suffered in the living area of the home was smoke and water damage. However, a local roofing company similar to roofing Chattanooga may be required to assist with any repairs.

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One person was home at the time, but was able to get out in time.

No injuries were reported.

The Guthrie Police Department and the City of Guthrie Street Department were called out to several locations with tree debris blocking road due to the high winds.

The fire department was first called out to the 1400 block of North Broad, just after 10 p.m., for a snapped power line. Fire crews were able to secure the area until OG&E could arrive.

OG&E was also called out to several locations, including several intersections with traffic signal lights knocked out. Crews were able to get most of the power back up quickly, but as 1:30 a.m. 140 customers were still without power.

Meteorologists are predicting another potential round of storms Wednesday evening. Stayed tuned with Guthrie News Page for continued updates.


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