The fire department is requesting the publics help with a suspicious early morning fire at 708 E. Oak Street.

The Cushing Fire Department and Oklahoma State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating a house fire that was reported this morning just after 6:30 a.m., at 708 E. Oak Street. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The fire was reported by a passerby to the 911 Center. Once the initial investigation began, it appeared that the fire was suspicious in nature.

Chief Brent Kerr said, “Given the suspicious nature of this fire, I felt it was important to seek the investigative assistance of the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall’s Office. Our staff has been working the scene since early this morning, which included canvassing the neighborhood and collecting evidence.” Chief Kerr continued, “Given the suspiciousness of this fire, I am asking the public for any help they may be able to provide in terms of suspicious cars, people, etc., that may have been in the area last night or early this morning.”

Anyone with information that they think may be helpful is encouraged to call the fire department at (918) 225-3361. Cushing firemen Jim Wilhelm and Major Chris Pixler are handling the investigation for the fire department.