Tulsa Firefighters Respond To Fire At LaFortune Tower Apartments

Tuesday, December 29th 2020, 4:41 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Tulsa firefighters on Tuesday are looking into the cause of an apartment fire that broke out at LaFortune Tower near West 21st Street and Southwest Boulevard.

According to the Tulsa Fire Department, the fire broke out in a fourth-floor apartment and firefighters on the scene used a ladder to rescue a man from the burning building. Officials said that he did not require medical attention.

Gene Linn, a resident at LaFortune Tower said, “Almost like a bomb went off, then I'd seen that smoke and I was like ‘ok, it’s time to get everybody out.’”

Fire officials said that the blaze caused significant damage to the apartment and no one was seriously injured however, a few people were checked out by emergency crews for smoke inhalation.

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