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Three Houses Lost to Fire in Grandfield

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GRANDFIELD, Okla. - Three homes are left destroyed after a fire tore through Grandfield on Sunday.  It occurred in a two block area between Maple and Taylor Street near the center of the small community.

With the dry weather and high winds, it was hard for firefighters to get the blaze under control.

Several volunteer fire departments including Devol, Chattanooga, and Randlett came together to help fight the blaze that threatened the neighborhood.

A countless number of volunteer firefighters from surrounding counties came in to help, sacrificing their time to keep others safe.

However, they were not the only heroes. It's in Grandfield that there was a hero willing to go into a burning house to save a family.

Onlooker Breanna Messick described the situation, "actually my brother was out playing with his friends and noticed smoke coming from that house. He ran inside and told us, we went and looked at it and it was bigger. I went ahead and called. In about two and a half hours it spread to three houses, from that house to one over here."

 "When I first showed up, initially, I saw the house over here on the corner on fire, and then I noticed we had one here that was starting to catch fire. Before we knew it, we had a third one on the corner on fire," said Assistant Fire Chief Corey Howard for Grandfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Where the fire started first is where the hero ran into the burning house to save the family.

Filiberto Hernandez explained what happened when they saw smoke. "Me and my little sister were out here hitting and we just saw smoke, so I told her to go look. She said the whole side of the house was on fire," said Hernandez.

Roy Martinez was in that house unaware it was on fire.

"I was upstairs taking a shower, after I finished taking a shower I was going to take my son to shower. I was getting him ready until he came. He ran inside, and told me the house was on fire," said Martinez.

"The father and son were inside, so I went into the house to get him out and from there we brought them out here, then I called 911 again," said Hernandez.

When asked if Hernandez is a hero, Martinez responded, "Yes I do. I already told him thank you for being there. If it wasn't for him, I would have probably caught on fire and my son too."

Because of the effort of the firefighters and community members like Filiberto Hernandez there was no loss of life.

Grandfield Fire Department is still investigating what exactly started the fire. They believe it may have started in one of the home's carports, but they authorities are still unsure at this time.

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