Fire in Roland Leaves Family Homeless
ROLAND (KFSM) – A child is being blamed for causing a house fire Saturday afternoon (November 29th) that left his family homeless, according to a family member.
The Roland and Muldrow Fire department responded around noon to a fire at the “Gardenwalk of Roland” apartment complex located between Taylor Drive and Robert Pine boulevard.
Neighbors say fire crews put it out in about twenty minutes. One firefight told 5NEWS the home is a lost.
James Potts says his nephew was the one who caused the accident. “He used a cigarette lighter to burn his mattress,” says Potts talking about his sister-in-law’s son. “He has A.D.H.D (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).”
The flames made their way from the room to the kitchen, bathroom, and living room area blackening the whole one story house. The family who lived next door was ordered to evacuate.
Potts says the family is planning to contact the Red Cross.
The manager on the property didn’t want anyone speaking to the media. Keep it here on 5NEWS as the story continues to develop.