Okla. woman gives instantly-viral TV interview

Posted at 8:26 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-11 20:31:01-05

More than 100 people in Tulsa, Okla. are suffering without power and heat after a fire broke out at an apartment complex Sunday evening.

But the even larger, and perhaps entertaining, story emerging is one resident’s unforgettable TV interview with KOTV, the CBS affiliate in Tulsa.

Michelle Dobyne, who lives in the building, spoke with KOTV to explain how a neighbor first realized the building was on fire. The video has now been shared nearly a half a million times on Facebook. Give it a quick watch and you'll probably see why.

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"Aw, man, the building is on fire,” Dobyne said. “I said ‘no, what?’ I got my three kids and we bounced out. Nuh-uh, we ain't gon be in no fire. Not today."

The clip is somewhat reminiscent of a viral video you may remember from 2012. Kimberly "Sweet Brown" Wilkins, also from Oklahoma, became an instant Internet hit while speaking to NBC affiliate KFOR after also narrowly escaping an apartment fire. Her ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That’ comment has since spawned thousands of memes, even nearly four year later.

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The Red Cross has opened a shelter at a local church for residents impacted by Sunday night’s fire in Tulsa, KOTV reported.