An Overnight Fire Leads To The Discovery Of A Body

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 7:33 am
By: News On 6

A fire in a Tulsa apartment complex leads to the discovery of a dead body overnight. 

The incident all unfolded shortly before midnight at a building in the 2600 block of East 15th Street, when Tulsa firefighters responded to smoke in a building at the Wedgewood Apartments. They put out a small fire in the laundry room. 

While making sure everyone was okay, they found a man dead in his apartment.  He had apparently been dead for several days and it's believed he died from natural causes. 

A woman living in another apartment in the complex was transported to a Tulsa hospital suffering from either smoke inhalation or perhaps a panic attack.  Officials say she will be okay. 

Also overnight, an electrical problem leaves a Tulsa man looking for a new place to live. 

At around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man called firefighters saying the roof of his home in the 1600 block of South Harvard was on fire. 

Tulsa Fire officials say the fire started in the attic and caused more than $30,000 in damage. 

No one was hurt. 

The man told firefighters he had some electrical problems with the house Tuesday.