Story at a glance

  • Firefighters reportedly rescued country music star Reba McEntire from the second story of a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed.
  • McEntire was evacuated via a fire ladder through a window after the collapse occurred while touring the building with Coby Scherrill for a future project.
  • One person was reportedly taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Firefighters on Tuesday reportedly rescued country music star Reba McEntire from the second story of a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed. 

“While my team and I were in Atoka, OK yesterday checking out an old historical building, a staircase collapsed,” McEntire wrote on Twitter. “Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. We were safely evacuated from the building thanks to the quick response from the Atoka fire and police departments.” 

McEntire was evacuated via a fire ladder through a window after the collapse occurred while touring the building with Coby Scherrill for a future project, KXII reported

"Oh it was pretty scary, I was worried about who was downstairs and how bad it was,” Scherrill said. 

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“We were just touring the building and the stairwell was weak, it seemed weak but we did not realize how weak it was until several people had gone down it and then we heard the crash and saw the stairs fall,” Scherrill added.

Travis Mullins, the emergency management director for Atoka, told the Fox affiliate that the stairwell from the second to the third story collapsed, falling onto the staircase from the first to the second floor. 

“It opened our eyes to see exactly just how unsturdy they was and when they did collapse we see what little was holding them up,” Mullins said.

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One person was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to KXII. 

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Published on Sep 16, 2021