Representatives for several Tulsa County emergency departments say 911 service is gradually being restored after a fire at the AT&T building in downtown Tulsa. The fire knocked out 911 service to many areas for about five hours.
Affected departments included Tulsa, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook, Jenks, Henryetta, Oologah and Vinita. Mayes County Sheriff's Office and Pryor Creek also experienced outages.
Tulsa Fire Department said the fire Tuesday morning at the AT&T building near 5th and Detroit in downtown Tulsa caused the outages.
AT&T issued the following statement:
"Services have been restored for customers in the Tulsa area following a fire at one of our facilities earlier today. We worked as quickly and as safely as conditions allowed to repair damaged equipment, and apologize to anyone who was affected."
Tulsa officers were temporarily stationed at QuikTrip stores, major intersections, and fires. Citizens were told to look for officers at those locations or at the three uniform divisions: 7515 S. Riverside Parkway, 3436 N. Delaware Ave., and 10122 E. 11th St.
Owasso Police also assigned officers at convenience stores and major intersections during the service outage.
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Henryetta Police asked residents to call 918-652-3106. Cleveland Fire Department said their 911 was down. Cell phone calls were automatically rerouting to the non-emergency line.
Mayes County Sheriff's Office asked residents to use the number 918-825-1155. Their lines were back up around 4:30 p.m. Pryor Creek citizens experiencing an emergency were asked to call 918-825-1212. Pryor's system was back on line around 4 p.m.
Vinita Police said their 911 lines were currently down, and asked people to use 918-256-6415 for all emergency calls. Their 911 communication system came back on around 3 p.m., according to VPD.
Owasso Police says their 911 service has been restored.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says their 911 service has been restored.
Tulsa Police says their 911 service has been restored.
Jenks Police says their 911 service has been restored.
Sand Springs Police says their 911 service has been restored.
Skiatook Police said Their 911 service has been restored.
Vinita Police said their 911 communications are back up.
Pryor and Mayes County Sheriff's Office both have service.
Henryetta has been restored.
Oologah's local 911 service has been restored.