Fire Damages Tulsa Apartment Complex

Friday, March 8th 2019, 6:31 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa fire investigators say they now have an idea of what started a fire at the Rustic Woods Apartments near 81st and Yale.

Crews say it appears an outside water heater caught fire around 3 a.m. and those flames quickly spread to the attic. Firefighters say two apartments were affected but should be fine with repairs.

Firefighters say they're thankful the apartments had working smoke alarms allowing residents to get out quickly.

"Especially with the location of the water heater, it was near the ingress-egress of the apartment. If this would've developed into much more of a fire, it could've cut off their access," said a Tulsa firefighter.

Investigators will now look into the official cause of the fire.


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