VIDEO: A close call for a Texoma country superstar, Reba McEntire, had to be evacuated on a fire ladder from a second-story window Tuesday afternoon.
“Oh it was pretty scary, I was worried about who was downstairs and how bad it was,” Coby Scherrill said.
Scherrill was touring an historic building downtown Atoka Tuesday afternoon with Reba McEntire for a future project.
“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 says.
City of Atoka Emergency Management Director, Travis Mullins, said the stairwell from the second story to the third collapsed, falling onto the stairwell from the first to the second floor, and trapping people on whatever floor they were on at the time.