4-Alarm Fire in Stockyards City!

To answer your question: yes, the four alarm fire that destroyed Quality Pets near 15th and Agnew this afternoon was a little too close for comfort for all of us at Langston’s. The bad news is, the building appears to be a total loss, and there were a number of pets-to-be lost in the fire. The good news, however, is that all employees escaped without injury in what may be the biggest fire I’ve ever seen. With high winds out of the north wreaking havoc on the flames (but keeping them away from the adjacent gas station!), the brave folks from the OKC Fire Department had a real challenge on their hands. It took well over an hour to get the fire under control, but they managed to buy enough time to make it possible for employees and a few good neighbors to carry countless animals to safety. Kudos to everyone who lent a hand, and especially to the brave men and women of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Our little neighborhood won’t be the same, but it could’ve been much, much worse. We here at Langston’s are relieved that there were no serious injuries, and saddened by the loss of so many helpless animals. Our intrepid “blogtographer” (is that a word?) managed to snap these up close & personal shots we’d like to share.