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Arson Investigators Look For Cause Of Tulsa Dumpster Fire

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A Tulsa firefighter rakes through the burning debris in a construction dumpster. A Tulsa firefighter rakes through the burning debris in a construction dumpster.
The dumpster was next to a vacant house that was also the site of a fire. The dumpster was next to a vacant house that was also the site of a fire.
Captain Patrick Odell said the three shifts working the area have been kept busy since about mid-June with some deliberately set fires. Captain Patrick Odell said the three shifts working the area have been kept busy since about mid-June with some deliberately set fires.

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The cause of a Sunday morning dumpster fire is under investigation by the Tulsa Fire Department. Captain Patrick Odell said the construction dumpster was full of sheet rock which is usually not too flammable.

The dumpster is located near a vacant house in the 1500 block of North Atlanta that was the site of a previous fire.

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"There's no ignition source in a dumpster," Odell said. "It could have been a fire from oily rags thrown in there. We have the investigators coming because it's undetermined."

There have been other fires investigators believe were deliberately set in this neighborhood, starting about two weeks before the 4th of July weekend, Odell said.

"There's been several," the captain said. "We've been busy."

If you can help with the investigation, call the Arson hotline at 918-596-ARSN.

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