Fires Damage Tulsa House, Log Cabin Early Monday Morning


Monday, April 25th 2011, 7:56 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Firefighters believe lightning was to blame for at least one house fire early Monday morning.  The investigation into another house fire continues.

The Tulsa Fire Department says lightning hit a home in the 1700 block of East 34th Street at around 8 p.m. Sunday, but the damage smoldered for several hours before flames broke out filling the house with smoke.  Firefighters knocked down the fire in about 10 minutes early Monday. No one was injured.

Firefighters don't know yet what sparked another fire at the White House Mansion in southwest Tulsa.

Firefighters found a log cabin on the property in the 200 block of West 81st Street engulfed in flames.

Getting fire trucks to the scene was difficult because West 81st Street was flooded.  Firefighters had to drive their trucks through the water and avoid a stalled pickup truck to get to the scene.

The cabin was destroyed before firefighters could put out the fire. 

An investigation into the cause of that fire continues.