TULSA - A kitchen fire has displaced a number of residents at an east Tulsa apartment complex.
Firefighters responded to Village East Apartments near 23rd and Garnett around 8:30 a.m.
Officials say a resident was cooking in a downstairs apartment and after walking away flames sparked, catching the apartment on fire.
Seven adults and 11 children were forced from the four damaged apartments.
One man in an upstairs apartment was sleeping with headphones on when a firefighter busted through the door. He credits the firefighter with saving his life.
Red Cross spokeswoman Donita Quesnel says the Red Cross has is providing four families with financial assistance for lodging, food, clothing and seasonal garments.
PSO crews shut down electricity to the building, which included 10 apartments, while they inspect for damaged power lines.
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