Fire Destroys Tire & Lube Shop In Oklahoma

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An early Tuesday fire destroys Keys Tire & Lube about five miles south of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

The Keys Fire Department is now trying to figure out what caused that fire.

Michael Minshew got cell phone and got video of the fire as he drove home from work. In that video you can see firefighters working to put it out.

Keys Fire Chief Yogi Cole, says a passerby reported the fire around 3 a.m. He says because there were several barrels of oil inside the shop, firefighters had to be extra careful fighting the flames.

Cole says about 30 firefighters with Keys and Tahlequah Fire Departments worked to put out the fire. He says it took them about half and hour to get the flames under control.

Fire Chief Yogi Cole believes with all the equipment inside, it will be at least a half million dollar loss for the business owners.

The good news is no one was hurt in the fire.

And this point, Cole does not believe someone started the fire intentionally.

This story, by Tess Maune, first appeared on

Photo credit: News On 6

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