Three Tulsa firefighters injured in an accident responding to a vacant house fire


Sunday, September 12th 2004, 8:44 pm
By: News On 6


An investigation into a fire that severely damaged a Tulsa home this weekend shows it may have been an accident.

The Tulsa home at 114th and College was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Neighbors say a painter had been in the house until very late. Firefighters suspect it started on the second floor.

The house was vacant and no one was hurt. Damage is estimated at about $500,000.

Three firefighters responding to that fire, found themselves in an accident instead. Their truck flipped while on the way. Officials say the driver was attempting to turn a corner at 121st and Yale, when it tipped over.

All three firefighters on board went to the hospital, they were treated and released.