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Aftermath of blaze in the Paradise Valley community

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LAWTON, Okla_An elderly woman is now out of the hospital and resting well with family after a neighbor rescued her from the home Friday night.  Four volunteer fire departments responded to the house fire along northwest Wolf road around eight o'clock last night.  After thirteen hours they were finally able to put out the flames.

The fire chief of Paradise Valley's volunteer fire department, Doug Wright, says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Wright described the scene, he said, "By the time we got there the house was fully engulfed."

A house that has been there since 1920, and one that the elderly resident, June, has lived in since the forties.  But, tragedy struck Friday night. "It was a two story wood and concrete structure and the upper story was wood and it was totally involved in fire. It had already burned through the roof and the roof was fallen in,” said Wright.

It was a dangerous situation for the nearly thirty volunteer firemen, as they decided if they could save the old house. Wright said, "There wasn't any question if we were going to make entry and put this thing out because it was already huge." The volunteer firefighters fought long and hard battling the blaze. "This house, it had a lot of items, a lot of things in it and you just couldn't put enough water on it,” said Wright.

The battle wasn't easy as it lasted long into the night and Saturday morning. "From start to finish, 13 hours,” said Wright.The fire chief says throughout those thirteen hours, they used nearly 22,000 gallons of water.
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