PONCA CITY – The Ponca City Fire Department responded to a fire in the 500 block of Foster before 5 a.m. Monday morning.

The crews were able to extinguish the blaze within 20 minutes. Homeowners Mark and Kathy Byard were home when the fire started. Kathy said a new fire alarm was recently installed and said the fire department arrived within minutes after calling 911. The couple is unsure as to what started the fire. An investigation is underway.