Nov. 1 Abandoned House Fire in Poteau

A fire broke out at an abandoned house on Airport Road on Tuesday afternoon. The structure was assessed and the decision was made to allow a controlled burn of the building.

There were potential hazards to firefighters that deterred them from trying to save the building. Gas cans were found nearby and across the street from the blaze. No injuries were reported and the blaze was contained.

Poteau Daily News photos are by Jenny Huggins