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Reba McEntire is among seven people rescued from a building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed


Reba McEntire is among seven people rescued from a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed

  • The 66-year-old legendary musician was one of seven people saved by authorities from the brick building in Atoka, OK on Tuesday
  • McEntire was reportedly on the second floor of the building with boyfriend Rex Linn when the ‘dilapidated stairs’ collapsed and left the group stranded 
  • With assistance from the firefighters below, McEntire climbed down the ladder and appeared to be in good spirits despite the traumatic event










Reba McEntire was rescued from a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed while she was touring the 100-year-old structure.

The 66-year-old legendary musician was one of seven people saved by authorities from the brick building in Atoka, OK on Tuesday.

McEntire was reportedly on the second floor of the building with boyfriend Rex Linn when the ‘dilapidated stairs’ collapsed and left the group stranded. 

Scary situation: Reba McEntire was rescued from a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed while she was touring the 100-year-old structure; seen in 2019

Scary situation: Reba McEntire was rescued from a historic building in Oklahoma after a staircase collapsed while she was touring the 100-year-old structure; seen in 2019

DailyMail.com contacted McEntire’s representatives for comment. 

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In a video shared by KTEN News reporter Lisanne Anderson, local firefighters appeared to hoist up a ladder for the recovery efforts.

With assistance from the team below, McEntire climbed down the ladder and appeared to be in good spirits despite the traumatic event. 

Easy does it: With assistance from the team below, McEntire climbed down the ladder and appeared to be in good spirits despite the traumatic event

Easy does it: With assistance from the team below, McEntire climbed down the ladder and appeared to be in good spirits despite the traumatic event

Once on stable ground, Reba looked up and caught her jacket which was thrown out of the window.  

‘Sure glad she and boyfriend Rex Linn are ok! While touring an old building, a staircase collapsed,’ Anderson shared on Twitter. 

‘They were among seven people inside. Atoka’s finest came to the rescue. No one hurt, just some bumps and bruises.’ 

Yikes: Reba was with boyfriend Rex Linn when the staircase collapsed as they toured the building; seen in 2020

Yikes: Reba was with boyfriend Rex Linn when the staircase collapsed as they toured the building; seen in 2020

TMZ reported all involved were ‘mostly okay,’ but ‘one person was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.’ 

Officials told the outlet that ‘not only did the second story stairs topple down, but the ones leading up to the third story did as well’ and trapped others higher up.

Emergency Management Director Travis Mullins told the outlet that ‘the building was in the middle of being renovated when this happened and the dilapidated stairs were already scheduled to be replaced.’





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