Country star Reba McEntire was among the multiple persons who were rescued from a historic building in Oklahoma after a stairwell collapsed.
The superstar had been touring the historic building for a potential future project when the incident happened.
KXII reported that the stairwell between the second and third stories of the building collapsed and fell onto the stairway between the first and second stories.
The destruction effectively trapped all who were inside on whichever floor they were on at the time, and they couldn’t get out.
One of the seven other persons who were in the building, Coby Sherrill, recalled the incident, stating: “We were just touring the building and the stairwell was 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.”
According to reports by News 12, McEntire and the other persons in the building had to be evacuated on a fire ladder from a second-story window on Tuesday.
Speaking with Fox News, the superstar confirmed that she was in the building but was safely evacuated.
In her statement, she said: “while my team and I were in Atoka, OK yesterday checking out an old historical building, a staircase collapsed. 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.”
Sharing her gratitude on Twitter, Reba McEntire wrote: “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.”
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