Repeat Fires Reported In Two Vacant Tulsa Homes

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 11:22 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Firefighters responded to two fires in vacant homes overnight Saturday. It is not the first time either house has burned, according to on scene reports. 

Captain Shipman with the Tulsa Fire Department said his crew arrived to the 3600 block of East 110th Street South at about 6 a.m. to find heavy smoke and fire showing at the residence.

"We don't know exactly what caused it, but we've had a previous fire in this location about five to six months ago," he said. The home had not been repaired since the last fire, he added.

Shipman said he believes utilities to the house were shut off. Investigators with the fire department will be called in to determine the cause of the blaze. 

A newspaper carrier reported a structure fire in the 2400 block of East 5th Place South at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Neighbor Kay Dawn Stace told The News On 6 that it was the third fire at the same address in a year.

"I'm tired of it," she said. "I want it to come down. It's going to catch my apartments on fire - everything I own is in that apartment."

Tulsa firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze without damage to surrounding properties.

No one was injured in either structure fire.