Early morning house fire being blamed on boxes too close to a floor furnance
Monday, November 10th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
An early morning fire leaves a Tulsa family homeless. The fire broke out around 2:45 AM Monday at Archer and Xanthus.
Fire officials say the fire was accidental. They say some boxes were stacked on a floor furnace. When the furnace kicked on, the boxes lit up.
Tulsa Fire acting district chief Walter Sunny: â€œthe boxes ignited the sofa next to the floor furnace. The occupants were sleeping, they woke up tried to fight the fire and consequently the male occupant received some burns.â€
The man will be okay. However, the family pet died in the fire. Damage is estimated at about $25,000.
Fire officials remind those with floor furnaces to make sure they leave plenty of clearance.