Fatal House Fire


Friday, April 13th 2007, 6:10 am
By: News On 6


Two people are dead after a house fire in Wagoner County. A brittle shell is all that's left after the house caught fire early Friday morning. Tulsa firefighters were the first on scene, but the News On 6's Carina Sonn reports when they got to the Wagoner County home, they realized there was little they could do.

"When we arrived the house was fully involved, it had flames probably 40 or 50 feet through the roof and the back of the house was already completely gone," said Tulsa Fire Captain Joe Leflore.

Fire crews from Rolling Hills and Broken Arrow were also dispatched. They first tried to attack the fire from inside the house, but the flames were too much. Firefighters fought it from the outside and could only watch as the house fell to pieces. Tulsa Fire Department's Hazmat team was also called to help.

"They were called out initially because Wagoner County Sheriffs Department and Broken Arrow Police Department had informed us that this was a possible methamphetamine house that had previous calls to this location for that," said Leflore.

Hazmat teams eventually cleared firefighters to enter the home. They found two victims inside and believe they were the couple that lived there.

The case has been handed over the state Fire Marshal's Office for further investigation. We spoke with the Broken Arrow Fire Marshal who told us investigators have found no evidence of meth. They believe the fire was accidental and may have started in the living room.

The victims’ names have not been released.

To view video from the house fire, click here.