3 firefighters remain hospitalized after Wednesday fire at Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences

TULSA - One day after a midtown Tulsa school was destroyed in a fire, three of the eight firefighters injured in the blaze remain hospitalized.

Hundreds of firefighters responded to the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences at 17th and South Lewis Wednesday. Nearly six hours after flames were first reported by neighbors, the fire was contained.

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Eight firefighters suffered injuries, including second- and third-degree burns to their faces and hands. Six of them were released later in the day.

Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Stan May said Wednesday those six firefighters suffered burns from falling debris when explosions occurred near the science lab. The other two firefighters were more seriously injured but are expected to recover.

On Thursday, May said three firefighters were hospitalized. The third had been released Wednesday but was readmitted for pain management.

Officials say all three are doing "good."

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting the fire investigators to determine what caused the blaze. May says the ATF was called in because of the explosions.

Officials say ATF agents will receive their assignments Thursday evening to interview witnesses and start collecting evidence first thing Monday morning.

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