Oven Fire Leads To Evacuation At Tulsa Industrial Business

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 9:23 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa business was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a fire inside an oven.

Firefighters got the call before 7 a.m. to Sonoco Products in the 10000 block of East 52nd Street.  

Plant manager Lynn Ratliff told News On 6, a fire broke out in an oven in the company's quality control room.  An employee tried to use a fire extinguisher, but when that failed they evacuated the building and called 911.  

The fire department said the sprinkler system put out the fire.  They said the fire was contained to just one room.  

Ratliff says the company makes paper tubing mostly for the film industry.

No injuries were reported.