Family Of 9 Escapes Tulsa House Fire Because Of Pet Dog
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Firefighters confirmed a family's dog died after waking them up just before their house caught fire Friday morning near 15th Street and Memorial.
According to firefighters, the fire started in the garage around 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22.
Fire officials said there were nine people and five dogs inside the home when the fire started. The family made it out of the home safely.
One dog died in the fire, 3 made it out, and one dog is missing. The homeowner said the dog that passed away was the one that woke everyone up.
There was extensive damage to the home inside and out, and firefighters said it took 30 minutes to put the flames out because the fire was quickly spreading to other parts of the house.
"It had several add-ons that were very hard to access from the inside," said Bryan Lloyd, Tulsa Fire Department. "We had to end up knocking a hole through the exterior and go with the exterior ladders. With the access issues, it took a bit longer than normal."
Firefighters said the Red Cross is helping the family.