6 injured in midtown Tulsa apartment fire; 3 children in critical condtion

TULSA - Six people were injured after a midtown Tulsa apartment complex caught fire Tuesday night.

Fire crews were assigned to the the call at the Bradstone apartment complex near 12th Street and South Peoria Avenue just before 9 p.m .

The apartment is affiliated with the Mental Health Association in Tulsa, according to the group's website.

Authorities say two adults and three children were taken to a hospital in critical condition. One child has since moved to stable.

A 51-year-old man was transported to a hospital in fair condition.

A woman tells 2NEWS the fire started in her apartment while she was taking a bath.

Delores Taylor says she heard her smoke alarm go off and opened the door to find flames coming from the hot water tank and heater.

"I opened the door and flames were going off where the heater goes," said Taylor.  "I just feel like it's my fault. I didn't get them out fast enough.  I ran to every door, I beat on every door and told them to get out. It took the fire department so long to get here."

Fire officials have yet to name a cause of the fire.

Mental Health Association Executive Director Mike Brose says the association will help displaced residents find new places to live.  He says some are staying in unaffected units, some with friends and family and some in hotels.

Brose says one adult was released from the hospital overnight but he had no other specifics.

The fire comes a day after a gas explosion at a Mannford apartment injured six people.  Officials determined a water heater was to blame.

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