Henryetta firemen were busy Friday with a truck blaze and a house fire that claimed the life of a family pet.
The truck fire started at the 237 exit on Interstate 40 about mid-afternoon. A diesel powered pickup hauling a trackhoe started experiencing motor issues then, when the driver pulled off the roadway, caught fire. The flames quickly engulfed both the engine compartment as well as the pickup cab throwing dense, black smoke into the air. The vehicle fire was extinguished but the truck, registered to an owner in Newcastle, was declared a total loss. No injuries were reported in the fire.
house fireAbout three hours later, firemen were called to a home on Ferguson where they faced a blaze in an attic. 
The fire swept through the upper structure of the house causing massive smoke and water damage.
No one was injured in the fire but a family pet was unable to escape and died at the scene.
Henryetta fire chief David Bullard said electrical problems were believed to have been the cause of the fire.
Earlier in the week, an abandoned house at the intersection of Moore and Tenth Street was gutted by a fire. No one was living in the house at the time of the fire and all utilities were turned off. Chief Bullard said it is believed that transients started the fire.