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Woman Dies In Tulsa House Fire

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Daytime fire shows the extent of the damage. Daytime fire shows the extent of the damage.
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Firefighters say a woman is dead after a Tulsa house fire late Tuesday. The fire department was called to the home in the 1700 block of East 56th Street at about 10:45 p.m.

Firefighters say they had a crew nearby that had just finished up after another fire call, and they arrived at the home near Heller Park quickly.

Once on scene, District Chief Jon Steiner says they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the back side of the home.

Neighbors told firefighters there was probably someone inside, so they went into the house through a window to try and rescue the victim. They searched two rooms then had to back out when the fire became too intense.

They said there were so many items in the home, it made it harder for firefighters to get in.

"There appeared to be a hoarding situation. There were so many contents inside of the home. it made it next to impossible to get into the house and do a search," said District Chief Jon Steiner.

After getting the fire knocked down, firefighters searched the home and Steiner says that is when firefighters found the woman dead. A neighbor told News On 6 the woman was 93 years old, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.

He says the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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