Overnight House Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 6:15 am
By: News On 6

Fire destroys a new home in Jenks overnight. The fire broke out at 1:30 am Wednesday in the Dutchers Crossing subdivision near 139th and Harvard. Flames shot through the roof as firefighters from both Jenks and Bixby arrived on the scene. The 2-story home is a total loss. No one was hurt.

A short time later, firefighters were called to another home in the same subdivision. There they found a garage of a home under construction on fire. The fire was put out quickly and did not cause much damage. The state fire marshal’s office has been asked to investigate both of those fires.

Tulsa firefighters also had their hands full overnight fighting a fire at a home in the 3600 block of North Louisville. The fire broke out shortly after midnight. No one lives in the home, so fire officials say the blaze is suspicious. The fire marshal will investigate how it started.

Another house fire causes a lot of smoke damage overnight. It happened at a home near 49th and Peoria. A Tulsa Police officer driving by the home at 3:30 am saw smoke and called the fire department. Firefighters responded quickly. No one was home at the time, so no one hurt. Officials believe the fire was started by floor furnace.

In addition, Tulsa firefighters responded to two separate fires at the same house in the 1500 block of East 60th Street overnight. A clothes dryer caused the first fire. An hour later, Tulsa firefighters were called out again after embers in the attic ignited a second fire. Damage to the home is estimated at about $30,000. Everyone got out of the house safely.